Why Andrew Wyeth’s Art – Once Derided – Has Outlived His Critics

When the Museum of Modern Art purchased Andrew Wyeth’s painting, “Christina’s World” in 1948, art critics were furious. The painting—which features a woman crippled by polio crawling up a hill toward an old farmhouse—was a crowd pleaser, hyper-realistic, and contrary to the current abstract trends. Wyeth quickly became (and has remained) one of the most … Continued

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