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Andrew Wyeth was an American Realist artist who was inspired by the simple beauty of the world around him. On July 12, 2017, the USPS issued 12 stamps featuring different Andrew Wyeth paintings in honor of the artist's 100th birth anniversary.
Working in a realistic style that defied artistic trends, Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) created haunting and enigmatic paintings based largely on people and places in his life, a body of work that continues to resist easy or comfortable interpretation. Issued to commemorate the centennial of his birth, these stamps celebrate Wyeth as one of the most prominent American artists of the 20th century.
Value: 49¢ 1-ounce first-class letter rate – Forever
Issued: July 12, 2017
First Day City: Chadds Ford, PA
Type of Stamp: Commemorative
Printed By: Ashton Potter
Format: Pane of 12 (12 Designs)
Quantity Printed: 25,200,000