• James Wyeth
    Portrait of Rudolf Nureyev—Dress Rehearsal/Raymonda, c. 1977
    combined mediums
    19 1/4 x 15 3/8 inches
    Collection of the Wyeth Foundation

    James Wyeth
    Portrait of Rudolf Nureyev—Dress Rehearsal/Raymonda, c. 1977
    combined mediums
    19 1/4 x 15 3/8 inches
    Collection of the Wyeth Foundation

Capturing Nureyev: James Wyeth Paints the Dancer

Friday, June 2, 2006 to Sunday, August 20, 2006
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Upon meeting the celebrated Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev in 1974, American artist James Wyeth was captivated by the beauty and intricacy of the art of dance, as well as Nureyev's charismatic personality and exceptional talent. The two artists developed a close friendship, and a fruitful collaboration resulted, inspiring Wyeth to produce over 35 paintings and drawings of Nureyev. Capturing Nureyev: James Wyeth Paints the Dancer was organized by the Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, Maine.