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Andrew Newell Wyeth
(1917 - )

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1917 Born 12 July in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania (son of N.C. Wyeth)
1926 Leaves school due to ill health (whooping cough) - is home-schooled until he is 18
1932 Begins studying in his father's studio
1935 Begins painting full-time
1937 First New York show at the Macbeth Gallery
1940 Marries Betsy Merle James
1945 Father dies
1963 Receives the Presidential Freedom Award
1965 Awarded gold medal for painting of the National Institute of Arts and Letters
1970 Honoured by Richard Nixon with a dinner and private exhibition of his paintings at the White House
1977 Makes his first trip to Europe, to be inducted into the French Academy of the Fine Arts
1978 Elected an honorary member of the Soviet Academy of the Arts
1990 Receives the Congressional Gold Medal, the first artist to have that honour
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