Newell Wyeth, America's most celebrated living
artist, was born July 12, 1917, in Chadds Ford,
Pennsylvania. Andrew Wyeth holds no high school
diploma, formal training or college degree.
Until he was eighteen years of age, Wyeth’s
father Newell homeschooled him and trained him
in the arts. Known for his realistic depiction
of everyday America, Andrew Wyeth is generally
regarded as "America’s Painter." Several galleries
and museums, including the National Gallery
of Art, display his work when prior to this
they had never featured the work of a living
When Andrew was very young, he contracted whooping
cough and was prone to illnesses thereafter.
Since he was prone to illness, his parents then
decided to take him out of public school and
teach him at home. He only attended traditional
school until the third grade.