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Andrew Newell Wyeth is one of the most important American artists of the 20th century. Born in 1917 and living until 2009, Wyeth was an artist but primarily a painter of the realist school, focusing in particular on painting scenes of his homes in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania and Cushing, Maine. In this way, he was known as a "regionalist." Wyeth's work was very popular with the American public. Wyeth's father was also an illustrator and artist, Newell Convers Wyeth, who influenced Wyeth quite a bit. Wyeth's father trained him in art at an early age. In 1937, when Wyeth was twenty, he gave his first solo exhibition of his watercolors in New York City. His entire set sold and from there his career took off, not ending until his death.

As a person, Wyeth was apparently hard to get to know. He often hid his paintings from even those...

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