Andrew Newell Wyeth

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American artist Andrew Newell Wyeth was born on 12 July 1917. He was a realist painter, one of the most popular 20th century artists in the history of modern American art.
His most famous work is the painting ‘Christina’s World’ (1948), which depicts Wyeth’s friend Christina Olson, paralysed from the waist down due to undiagnosed polio, stretching across a field in Maine. The image later became an American icon and is currently part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.