American Drawings and Watercolors of the Twentieth Century: Andrew Wyeth, the Helga Pictures
May 24 – September 27, 1987
West Building, Ground Floor, Galleries GS-1 through GS-9 (4,500 sq. ft.)
This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.
Overview: 140 works were on view of the more than 240 pencil drawings, watercolors, and works in tempera made by Andrew Wyeth between 1971 and 1985. Depicted was Wyeth's neighbor, Helga Testorf. The works were lent by Leonard E.B. Andrews.
Organization: The coordinator was John Wilmerding. Gaillard Ravenel and Mark Leithauser designed the exhibition, and Gordon Anson designed the lighting for the National Gallery.
Sponsor: The exhibition was supported by the DuPont Company.
Catalog: Andrew Wyeth: The Helga Pictures, by John Wilmerding. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987.
Brochure: American Drawings and Watercolors of the Twentieth Century: Andrew Wyeth, the Helga Pictures, Selections from the Whitney Museum of Art, by Wilford W. Scott. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1987.
Other Venues: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, October 28, 1987–January 3, 1988
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, January 31–April 10, 1988
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, April 28–July 10, 1988
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, August 13–October 16, 1988
Detroit Institute of Arts, November 13, 1988–January 22, 1989