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ANDREW WYETHBy Daniel Tribble

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Andrew Wyeth

•Andrew Newell Wyeth was a visual artist, primarily a realist painter, working predominantly in a regionalist style.

•Born in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, on July 12, 1917, a son of the internationally renowned painter and illustrator N.C. Wyeth

•In 1963, President John F. Kennedy named Wyeth the first artist to receive the Presidential Freedom Award, And In 2007 received the National Medal of Arts From President Bush.

•M. Night Shyamalan based his movie The Village (2004) on The paintings by Andrew Wyeth.

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

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“I want to show Americans what America is like.” 

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 Andrew Wyeth, walks with President

Bush as he receives the

2007 National Medal of Arts

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Turkey Pond, 1944, Tempera on Panel.

Wyeth soon began working in egg tempera, a renaissance technique introduced to him by his brother-in-law, the painter Peter Hurd. Tempera became his major medium. He said that it forced him to slow down the execution of a painting and enabled him to achieve the superb textural effects that distinguish his work. His other mediums were watercolor and dry brush watercolor.

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“Master Bedroom

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Soaring 1942

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 Trodden Weed 1951

Non-traditional self-portrait was done, recovering from a major surgery to remove a portion of his lung. On his feet are boots once owned by Howard Pyle, founder of the Brandywine school of painting, as well as the teacher of Andrew's father N.C. Wyeth.

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"The Helga Pictures" are a fantastic compilation of tempera and dry brush

paintings, watercolours and pencil studies secretly

created within a span of over fifteen years. Andrew

Wyeth created over two hundred and forty individual works of

neighbour Helga Testorf from 1971 to 1985 without

telling a single person, including his wife. He stated

that he would not have been able to have finished the project with everyone

looking at it.

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Christina's World

In the "Springfield Up," 2007 episode of The Simpsons, Mr. Burns has a painting of Christina's World in his den, except he is pictured instead.

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“Snowflakes” from 1966

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Long Limb, 1999

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The Carry 2003

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Stop, 2008Second to last published work before Andrew Wyeth’s Death

 An exhibition of his work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2006 drew 177,000 visitors in 15 weeks, the highest-ever attendance at the museum for the work of a living artist.

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