Wyeth Autobiography, Vol. 1
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When the name Andrew
Wyeth is spoken, the famous painting "Christina's World" comes
to mind, being his most popular work to date. It exemplifies his mastery
of unusual angles of perspective and his use of light to pinpoint time.
The painting was inspired by a neighbour of the Wyeth family in Cushing,
Maine named Christina Olson who suffered from infantile paralysis. Wyeth
was inspired to paint her as he watched her gazing up at her house from
the wide field in front of it.
Christinas World, 1948
Andrew Wyeth prints
have been favourites among important world leaders. "The Trodden
Weed" was a personal favourite of the former soviet leader Nikita
Khrushchev while "Nicholas" was admired by U.S. President Dwight
D. Eisenhower. "Her room" and "Spring Fed" are other
favourite Andrew Wyeth paintings among his many other artworks.
Andrew Wyeth Firsts
- He received the
U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963, and in 1970 he became the
first living artist to be accorded an exhibition in the White House.
- In 1977 he became
the first American artist since John Singer Sargent to be elected to
the French Académie des Beaux-Arts.
- In 1978 he became
an honorary member of the Soviet Academy of the Arts.
- In 1980 he became
the first living American artist to be elected to Britain's Royal Academy.
- His show at the
Whitney Museum of American Art broke the museum's attendance record
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inspiration for recent
works by Andrew Wyeth.
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