Originally Posted by ejtupi
I've never understood the "critics" who sought to relegate him to some irrelevant category or dismiss him as "merely" a realist.
Wyeth's paintings will probably outlive the art critic's and art historian's own work. His 'Christina' painting at least, while not to everyone's taste, has entered the collective consciousness - even here in the UK. And that is, I don't think, something that any critic of Wyeth has ever achieved.
He probably isn't that important to the chronology of art history, which is what I think you're talking about. But he occupies his own niche. For me it's the pictures where man is present by his absence that Wyeth excels.