Archive for July 20, 2011

American Artist Families….

 

 

I thought it would be interesting to check out the families that have spanned 3 or more generations of American Art. I am sure everyone knows of the Wyeths, N.C. , Andy, and Jamie. Also the daughters of NC Wyeth went on to successful art careers.  We will look at them as well as the Peale’s and the Wiggins.

First the Wiggins. John Carleton Wiggins is the patriarch of the family. He was born in 1848. He was known mainly for his landscapes with cows or sheep.  An American Barbizon painter if you will.

Also http://www.invaluable.com had several auctions going of the artists’ work with cows.

He died in 1932.

Tip your hat to the father of one of America’s Art Families!

D