Some well-known pieces by the painter, Andrew Wyeth, include his most famous piece, 1948's "Christina's World," as well as "Trodden Weed," "Up in the Studio," "French Twist" and "The Clearing." He painted his final well-known piece, "The Carry," in 2003.
Wyeth, born on July 12, 1917 in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, painted landscapes and portraiture in a realist style. The people in his paintings tended to be neighbors and friends. He learned to paint from his father, N.C. Wyeth, a famed illustrator. Andrew Wyeth received international exhibitions and acclaim for his work, in addition to the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 1990.