Christina’s World

 

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Andrew Wyeth “Christina’s World” 1948

Christina’s World is Andrew Wyeth’s 1948 realist masterpiece.  The woman in the painting is Anna Christina Olson, who is known to have suffered from polio, which affected her lower body.  Wyeth created the painting when he saw her crawling across a field towards his summer home.  Olson was 55 at the time Wyeth created the work.