Friday, January 16, 2009

American Painter Andrew Wyeth Dies

Andrew Wyeth: A Secret Life

Andrew Wyeth, American painter, died this morning at age 91.
One of his most famous paintings was Christina's World, which he painted in 1948. In the 1980's there was an increase in attention to his work.
    "The son of famed painter and book illustrator N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth gained wealth, acclaim and tremendous popularity. But he chafed under criticism from some experts who regarded him as a facile realist, not an artist but merely an illustrator."

      "...The "Helga" paintings, many of them full-figure nudes, came with a whiff of scandal: Wyeth said he had not even told his wife, Betsy, about the more than 200 paintings and sketches until he had completed them in 1985."
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