Andrew Wyeth

Andrew Wyeth
Andrew Wyeth, American realist painter, one of the most prominent representatives of the U.S. art of the XX century, was born on July 12 in 1917 in the family of the artist-illustrator Newell Wyeth.

Drawing and painting by Andrew Wyeth's father taught. The first solo exhibition of young painter was in New York when he was only 20 years old.

Pentecost. By 1945, formed a unique realistic style of the artist. The main theme of his works are landscapes and village life. His most famous work, "Christina's World" is a neighbor of the artist by summer home in Maine Christina Olson, who suffered from paralysis of the legs. In the picture she painted in the middle of the field looking at your home away.

Engravings depicting Wyeth works were very popular, including the politicians — among them were the owners and .

Study for April Wind In 1963, President awarded artist of the highest civilian award of America — the Medal of Freedom. And in 1970, Wyeth became the first artist whose exhibition of paintings was held at the White House during the life of their creator.

Andrew Wyeth was an honorary member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (now the Russian Academy of Arts), a member of the French Academy of Fine Arts and British Royal Academy.

Andrew Wyeth died on January 16 in 2009.