(American, 1917 - 2009)
Andrew Newell Wyeth was born on July 12, 1917 in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. A painter of landscapes and figurative subjects, Wyeth is one of the best known artists of the 20th century.
Wyeth began painting at a young age under the tutelage of his father, famed illustrator and artist NC Wyeth. Over the course of an artistic career that spanned seven decades, with studios in both Chadds Ford and Cushing, Maine, Wyeth remained committed to the familiar landscapes of his youth.
Wyeth’s artistic process demanded an intimate knowledge of his subject. His close relationship to his subject matter is not only evident in his figurative work, but also in his intensely personal landscapes as well.
He is perhaps best-known for his painting Christina’s World (1948), currently in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Andrew Wyeth passed away at the age of 91 on January 16, 2009.