Andrew Wyeth (American, 1917-2009) loved painting trees in winter. It's actually difficult to find paintings by him of trees in full leaf, although he did paint the occasional evergreen. In almost all of Wyeth's work, whether figures, interiors, landscapes or dormant trees, there is an intimation of death in the midst of life, or, as in "Spring Beauty", of the abrupt appearance of life in the midst of death. 




















Bare Trees in Art

Pennsylvania Landscape tempera on panel 35"x47" 1942

Andrew Wyeth

Sycamore 1982

Sycamore Tree and Hunter 1943.jpg

Sycamore Tree and Hunter 1943


Spring Beauty 1943