Jan 16, 2009

Andrew Wyeth, Famed and Infamous Artist, Dies at 91

(NYTimes) - Andrew Wyeth, one of the most popular and also most lambasted artists in the history of American art, a reclusive lynchpin in a colorful family dynasty of artists from tiny Chadds Ford, Penn., whose precise realist views of hardscrabble rural life became icons of national culture and sparked endless debates about the nature of modern art, has died at his home in suburban Philadelphia, The Associated Press reported. Continued