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Study for The Quaker

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Study for The Quaker

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Andrew Wyeth
American, 1917–2009




Watercolor on paper

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33 × 41 inches


Currently Not on View


Artists throughout time have been inspired by the past. Andrew Wyeth filled his compositions with hidden metaphors and symbols that explore common themes of memory, nostalgia, and loss.

Here, two antique coats hang in the artist’s studio, seemingly in silent conversation. The work evokes a haunted past and an elusive present full of longing and potential. Wyeth inherited the coats—which had belonged to the famous Quaker artist Howard Pyle—from his father, artist N.C. Wyeth, and maintained them throughout his life.


Gift of Andrew and Betsy Wyeth

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© 2015 Andrew Wyeth/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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