2009-01-16

Andrew Wyeth

The celebrated painter Andrew Wyeth died early today in his sleep at age 91. Wyeth's austere images of rustic life have long made him one of America's best known twentieth-century artists. The Associated Press reports that the Philadelphia Museum of Art attracted more than 175,000 visitors to its Wyeth retrospective in 2006, making the draw 'the highest-ever attendance at the museum for a living artist.' Chadds Ford, the artist's residence in Pennsylvania, is also home to the Brandywine River Museum, a converted mill that displays many Wyeth family paintings. In 2007 Wyeth was awarded his country's National Medal of Arts.

Michael Kimmelman. 'Andrew Wyeth, Painter, Dies at 91.'
New York Times, 2009.01.16

Associated Press. 'Andrew Wyeth, Christina's World painter, dies at 91.'
Wall Street Journal, 2009.01.16

Terry Teachout. 'Weighing Andrew Wyeth.'
Wall Street Journal, 2009.01.16

Larry Rochter. 'For Wyeth, Both Praise and Doubt.'
New York Times, 2009.01.16

John Wilmerding. 'Wyeth's White Wonder: Snow Hill'
Wall Street Journal, 2009.01.23

Slide show. 'A Populist's Legacy.'
New York Times, 2009.01.16


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