|One More Step, Mr. Hands, 1911,|
|Christina's World, 1948, Andrew Wyeth|
|John F. Kennedy, 1965, Jamie Wyeth|
The work of Jamie Wyeth, while totally different in style, owes much to his father's choice of subject matter even though Jamie claims to have been more influenced by his grandfather's work. Jamie's portraits have included a posthumous painting of John F. Kennedy commissioned by Jackie in 1965, as well as such celebrities as Andy Warhol, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Rudolf Nureyev. Among the not-so-celebrated are portraits of pot-bellied pigs, Black Angus cows, vultures, his wife, Phillis, and bales of hay. At the opening of a show juxtaposing work of grandfather and grandson, an elderly woman cornered Jamie and raved over how much she'd enjoyed his illustrations in such books as Treasure Island and Robin Hood when she was growing up. Rather than correct her mistake, the junior Wyeth thanked her for a man he'd never met. His grandfather died in 1945, the year before Jamie was born.