Rereading a short article about American painter Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) on A Short History Blog, I was interested to catch glimpses of Wyeth’s Toy Soldiers in the background on shelves etc, in his preserved studio.
Elsewhere in the background of photographs you can glimpse of field guns, a parade band, a bandstand filled with figures …
And a brief description and photo in http://torodedesign.com/wyeth.html
Wyeth was always fascinated by military history. As a child, his collection of toy soldiers fired his imagination, inspiring many of his first drawings. His boyhood sketches of knights and soldiers can be seen at the Christian Sanderson Museum in Chadds Ford.
Wyeth’s soldiers still marched in procession along the bookshelves and windowsills in the main room of the studio. “These are the same toy soldiers I played with as a boy,” he proudly told me as we stood admiring them. They were gifts from his father.
Blogposted by Mark, Man of TIN, November 2017.