The Easel

Andrew Wyeth forever

Andrew Wyeth is the itch that critics just can’t help but scratch. James Panero is the latest to join the doubters’ ranks. Wyeth loved action movies and brought to his painting “a dreamy brand of realism. A coastal [elitist] who romanticized but also valorized the struggles of the overlooked … his compelling images still offer up a voyeuristic escape, all with the timeless stamp of inauthenticity.”