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Wyeth, Andrew Newell


Born July 12, 1917, in Chadds Ford, Pa. American artist. Honorary member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1978).

Wyeth, who studied primarily under his father, the illustrator N. C. Wyeth, is a leading representative of American realist painting of the mid-20th century. Working in the medium of tempera, Wyeth chooses the natural setting of Chadds Ford in which to paint his figures. With great attention to detail, he depicts not only the human features of his figures but also the common objects of life found on the earth, as well as other, everyday objects, in all of which he discerns the effects mercilessly wrought by time. Wyeth’s paintings, the most famous of which is Christina’s World (1948, Museum of Modern Art, New York), are marked by a precision of composition and restrained emotional coloring. The artist, who arranges his images in such a way as to achieve a desired mood, invests all his works with profound humanism.


Matusovskaia, E. M. “Endr’iu Uaies i traditsii amerikanskoi zhivopisi.” In the collection Sovetskoe iskusstvoznanie ’74. Moscow, 1975. Pages 83–101.
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