Swan - Seventeenth in a Suite of Untoward Occurrences on Monhegan Island, 2022
Acrylic and oil on canvas
40" x 32"
Harry T. Bone's Tulips and Bill Traylor's Dog - Sixteenth in a Suite of Untoward Occurrences on Monhegan Island, 2022
Acrylic, enamel, and oil on Innerglow panel
28-3/4" x 35-1/4"
Shell Middens, 2022
Acrylic, enamel and oil on canvas
30" x 40"
Portrait of a Moon Cursor - Fifteenth in a Suite of Untoward Occurrences on Monhegan Island, 2020
Acrylic, gesso and oil on canvas
30" x 48"
Apples - Fifth in the Screen Door Sequence, 2021
Oil on canvas on honeycomb aluminum support with found object construction of wood, metal, screen, and hardware
91-1/2" x 36"
Poisoned - Seventh in the Screen Door Sequence, 2022
Oil on canvas on honeycomb aluminum support with constructed wood doors, glass, metal, and hardware
76-3/4" x 42"
Jigging for Squid - Eighth in the Screen Door Sequence, 2023
Oil and acrylic on canvas on honeycomb aluminum support with found object construction of wood, metal, and hardware
105-3/4" x 52"
Gate to Spring, 2023
Acrylic and oil on canvas on honeycomb aluminum support and construction of wood, metal and hardware
41-1/4" x 70" (open)
41-1/4" x 34-1/2" (closed)
Sunrise-Cartwheel - Eighteenth in a Suite of Untoward Occurrences on Monhegan Island, 2023
Acrylic and oil on panel
36" x 30"
Goldeneye Awakened off the Cliffs of Monhegan - Thirteenth in a Suite of Untoward Occurrences on Monhegan Island, 2014
Acrylic, enamel and oil on canvas
32" x 40"
Lighthouse Drive-in Diner, 2023
Oil and acrylic on Innerglow panel
29-3/4" x 39-3/4"
Opening on July 1 and continuing through August 1, Jamie Wyeth: Preview | Unsettled features a selection of new paintings by the acclaimed artist. Vividly colored, with energetic brushwork, Wyeth’s paintings range from intensely perceptive portraits of people, places, and animals he knows well to imaginary scenes touched with macabre humor. The show previews the upcoming major museum exhibition, Jamie Wyeth: Unsettled, to be presented at the Brandywine River Museum in 2024. The show at Dowling Walsh includes significant works from the artist’s recent Screen Door Sequence, incorporating found doors with large-scale oil paintings. Also included are new additions to the series Wyeth began in 2012, titled Suite of Untoward Occurrences on Monhegan Island, portraying tales of strange events on the isolated island that has been his part-time home since the 1960s. Other works, such as the expressively painted Shell Middens, 2022, depict his continuing close observation of the natural world.
The son of artist Andrew Wyeth, James Browning Wyeth was raised in Chadds Ford Township, Pennsylvania. At age twelve, he began formal training in drawing, composition, and oil painting with his aunt Carolyn Wyeth. Working with his aunt, Jamie developed a love for the sensory nature of oil paint—its look, smell, and feel—that has carried through his art. Since his first show in New York in 1965 at age nineteen, he has exhibited his work continuously throughout the United States and abroad, including a major retrospective at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 2014. His works are in numerous private and public collections, including the Brandywine River Museum, the Farnsworth Art Museum, the Terra Museum of American Art, the National Gallery of Art, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. He is a National Academy of Design member and has served on the National Endowment for the Arts Council.