Andrew Newell Wyeth was born on July 12, 1917 in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. One of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Wyeth was primarily a realist painter. Andrew Wyeth’s favorite subjects were the land and people around him, both around his hometown of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, and his summer home in Midcoast Maine. He is perhaps best-known for his painting Christina’s World (1948), currently in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Andrew Wyeth passed away at the age of 91 on January 16, 2009.
Day of the Fair, 1963
“I think one’s art goes only as far and as deep as your love goes.” Andrew Wyeth
Well the danger is being Andrew Wyeth, I hate that idea. I wish I could be in sheep’s clothing. I think that’s why I enjoyed Robin Hood as a child, he was always skirting as something else, a beggar, or a tinkerer, or a monk. To see these things without my being there, if I could look at an object and they weren’t conscious I was even there, just a pair of eyes. Because I don’t want my personality to be there. I don’t want to be as a personality. I want the pictures to be the personality, not me.