Andrew Wyeth RIP
American artist Andrew Wyeth has died peacefully at his home in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, at the age of 91, following a brief illness. Members of his family were with him. One of his most famous paintings is Christina’s World (1948) which I've flanked with a thumbnail of his neighbour Helga in the nude and the cover of Time magazine, which featured his portfolio of Helga nudes in 1986. Two years ago he was awarded the US National Medal of Arts and became the first artist to be granted the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He also gained the dubious distinction of becoming the first living US artist to be elected to the Royal Academy. The Brandywine River Museum - in a 19th-century grist mill - offers an audio tour of its Andrew Wyeth Gallery (CLICK).