Andrew Wyeth

American Realist painter (1917-2009)

Andrew Newell Wyeth (/ˈw.ɛθ/ WY-eth;[1] July 12, 1917 – January 16, 2009) was an American visual artist, primarily a realist painter, working mostly in a regionalist style. He was one of the best-known U.S. artists of the middle 20th century.

Wyeth in July 2007

Wyeth was born in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest of N.C. Wyeth's five children. His siblings included artists Henriette Wyeth and Carolyn Wyeth as well as inventor Nathaniel Wyeth. In 1940, he married Betsy James, who would often model in his paintings.

On January 16, 2009, Wyeth died in his sleep in Chadds Ford after a brief illness. He was 91 years old.

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  1. "Andrew Wyeth". inogolo. Archived from the original on April 30, 2011. Retrieved April 20, 2011.

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