Andrew Wyeth’s Helga

I’ve always been fascinated by Helga, the subject of numerous paintings and drawings by Andrew Wyeth. Now we can see 70 of the more than 240 works he did of his neighbour Helga Testorf, on exhibition at the Mint Museums of Art in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. And thanks to the internet, we can also see them via this excellent virtual tour, consisting of a panorama gallery shot and a slide show of all 70 pieces! Andrew Wyeth (born 1917) created these from 1971 to 1985 in nearly complete privacy without revealing to anyone, even his own wife, the existence of the series, the identity of the model, or the extent of the project.
(Found at Art Daily) More about Andrew Wyeth at artchive.

October 17, 2004 in Other artists by Marja-Leena