A third-generation artist linked to the Wyeth dynasty, Jamie Wyeth, son of Andrew Wyeth, has made his own mark by depicting compelling Maine landscapes, dignified wildlife, and even portraits of famed figures, all in his unique style of contemporary realism. Painting in a combination of mediums, Wyeth creates images with stark contrasts and tactile surfaces, with a portrait-like intensity.
Wyeth has drawn on his surroundings for subject matter throughout his career, depicting landscapes and domesticated and wild animals near his farm in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania as well as on Monhegan Island in Maine. He has a knack for conveying textures, such as fur and feathers, with immense detail, and capturing the physiognomy of his subjects.
Wyeth is a member of the National Academy of Design, the American Water Color Society, the National Space Institute, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Examples of Jamie Wyeth's work can be found in major public collections across the United States, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; and the Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME.