American artist Andrew Wyeth dies at age 91

Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:04am EST
 
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PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - U.S. artist Andrew Wyeth, a painter of landscapes in his native Pennsylvania and Maine, died on Friday, according to a spokeswoman for the Brandywine River Museum near his home in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.

Among the best-known works of Wyeth, 91, was "Christina's World." He was the son of painter and illustrator N.C. Wyeth.

Museum spokeswoman Hillary Holland said Wyeth died on Friday morning.

(Reporting by Jon Hurdle, editing by Vicki Allen)