Art Brokerage: Andrew Wyeth American Artist: b. 1917-2009. Pennsylvania Artist Andrew Wyeth had a vivid memory and fantastic imagination that led to a great fascination for art. Andrew Wyeth held his first one-man show of watercolors painted around the family's summer home at Port Clyde, Maine in 1937. It was a great success that would lead to plenty more. Andrew Wyeth was the Poet Laureate of the United States, the highest honor a living artist can receive. Wyeth was also honored twice by American presidents. Andrew Wyeth passed away on January 15, 2009.