There is no mistaking the greatness associated with the names of Wyeth and Hurd in the world of American art. Now a fourth generation of artistic excellence has emerged from these two loved and admired families, Peter de La Fuente, a master of watercolor and egg tempera painting. As the grandson of Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd, and great nephew of Andrew Wyeth, Peter has a unique story that will be treasured by art lovers everywhere. Here we learn of the influences of N.C. Wyeth and Peter's memories of growing up on his grandparents' ranch. Also we are treated to a special conversation with his "great uncle Andy." With inspirations like these it is no wonder Peter creates art to express his emotions and to share his vision of the world around him.
"Highly Recommended. Cherished photos of Peter Hurd's and Henriette Wyeth's New Mexico ranch, family movies of Andrew Wyeth's home in Maine, and glimpses of de La Fuente's remarkable watercolor and egg tempera paintings are among the high points of the program. Viewers observe the painter working and explaining the lengthy egg tempera painting process. Art lovers will delight in this celebration of four generations of American artists." - Booklist
"Recommended. A self-taught artist, Peter de La Fuente continues the "family philosophy" of working from life, rather than from photographs. His approach to art is holistic and abstract, and he tries to paint his landscapes with honesty and boldness. Detailed footage of his egg tempera technique will delight both art students and working artists who are new to the medium. Home video footage of a Maine visit with Andrew Wyeth is touching and among the video's best, although the studio demonstration is a close second." -EMRO Review
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