Andrew Wyeth – Frostbitten (1962)

Overshadowed by postwar abstractionists like Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko, lacking the attention-grabbing presence of Andy Warhol, Andrew Wyeth (1917 – 2009) remains, in spite of all that, one of the most popular American artists. At just 31, his painting Christina’s World brought him fame and recognition, after being purchased by the Museum of Modern…

Dan Witz – Mosh Pit (2000)

A master at depicting crowds clashing in violence or lost in pure ecstasy, Dan Witz (born 1957) is a contemporary American painter and street artist. Witz describes himself as a realist painter and portrays crowds of people in ecstatic, physical instances. His objective is to capture the chaotic, savage energy of the engrossing, hardcore events…

Georgia O’Keeffe – From the Faraway, Nearby (1937)

Heartbroken over her husband’s infidelities, in 1929 the American modern painter Georgia O’Keeffe (1887 – 1986) sought refuge in New Mexico.  The barren landscape and endless dunes comforted her, and she took a great interest in collecting and painting bones and skulls. In her own words, “that first summer I spent in New Mexico I…