Andrew Wyeth


Andrew Wyeth, “Afternoon Flight”, 1976, Drybrush Watercolor, 58.1 x 72.4 cm, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Andrew Newell Wyeth was born on July 12, 1917 in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Primarily a realist painter, Wyeth’s favorite subjects were the land and the people around him, both in his hometown of Chadds Ford and his summer home in Midcoast Maine. Many of his works were done with the drybrush watercolor technique.

Andrew Wyeth is perhaps best known for his 1948 painting “Christina’s World”, currently in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. He  passed away on January 16, 2009 at the age of ninety-one.

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