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Andrew Wyeth

Groundhog Day, 1959, by Andrew Newell Wyeth

A Magic Realist

Born in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, thirty miles southwest of Philadelphia, Andrew Wyeth (1917–2009) was educated at home and apprenticed to his celebrated father, the painter and illustrator N. C. Wyeth. Famous and successful from an early age, Wyeth proved to be a painter of profound imagination, skill, and staying power across seven turbulent decades. Both admired and criticized for the tenacity of his realist approach and the unabashed emotion in his paintings, he produced some of the most iconic and haunting images of the twentieth century.