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Andrew Wyeth Painting on View at the Dayton Art Institute

Andrew Wyeth - "Ring Road", 1985 - Courtesy of The Dayton Art Institute

DAYTON, OH.- Andrew Wyeth, arguably one of
America’s most famous artists, died in 2009 at the age of 91. The Dayton Art
Institute placed on view, for a limited time, Wyeth’s painting, Ring Road of
1985, in recognition of the artist’s enormous legacy.
Wyeth is often
described as a “magic realist” painter for his crisp, detailed technique,
combined with the otherworldly qualities of mood he brings to his art. He
painted the people and places he knew best in Pennsylvania and in Maine. Among
these is Christina’s “World of 1948”, which hangs at the Museum of Modern Art in
New York.