Friday, January 16, 2009

Andrew Wyeth, painter of rural America, passes

Andrew Wyeth, perhaps the greatest modern painter of rural America, died at his home in Chadd's Ford, Pa., this morning at 91. (Photo by Peter Ralston)

"Wyeth was also born in Chadd's Ford, and except for the time he spent at his family's summer home in Maine, he lived his whole life there," National Public Radio reports. "His entire body of work is drawn from these two places: images of rural America and the people who lived there, realistic but often imbued with hidden meaning." (Read more) Below is Cider Barrel.

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