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Postage stamps commemorate centennial of artist Andrew Wyeth

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A display of Andrew Wyeth Forever stamps is unveiled during a First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Chadds Ford, Pa. The panel of 12 Forever stamps feature details from different iconic Andrew Wyeth paintings. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) © The Associated Press A display of Andrew Wyeth Forever stamps is unveiled during a First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Chadds Ford, Pa. The panel of 12 Forever stamps feature details from different iconic Andrew Wyeth paintings. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

CHADDS FORD, Pa. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is issuing stamps commemorating the centennial of artist Andrew Wyeth.

A man takes a photograph of a display of Andrew Wyeth Forever stamps after a First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Chadds Ford, Pa. The panel of 12 Forever stamps feature details from different iconic Andrew Wyeth paintings. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) © The Associated Press A man takes a photograph of a display of Andrew Wyeth Forever stamps after a First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Chadds Ford, Pa. The panel of 12 Forever stamps feature details from different iconic Andrew Wyeth paintings. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The Postal service says Wyeth "found endless inspiration" in his hometown of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, and in rural Maine. It said Wednesday each one of the dozen Andrew Wyeth Forever stamps will feature a detail from one of his paintings, including perhaps his most famous painting, 1948's "Christina's World."

Artist Jaime Wyeth speaks during a First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony for Forever stamps featuring the work of his father, Andrew Wyeth at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Chadds Ford, Pa. The panel of 12 Forever stamps feature details from different iconic Andrew Wyeth paintings. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) © The Associated Press Artist Jaime Wyeth speaks during a First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony for Forever stamps featuring the work of his father, Andrew Wyeth at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Chadds Ford, Pa. The panel of 12 Forever stamps feature details from different iconic Andrew Wyeth paintings. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The artist's son, artist Jamie Wyeth, was among those attending Wednesday's announcement at the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford.

Artist Jaime Wyeth smiles as he is introduced during a First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony for Forever stamps featuring the work of his father, Andrew Wyeth at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Chadds Ford, Pa. The panel of 12 Forever stamps feature details from different iconic Andrew Wyeth paintings. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) © The Associated Press Artist Jaime Wyeth smiles as he is introduced during a First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony for Forever stamps featuring the work of his father, Andrew Wyeth at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Chadds Ford, Pa. The panel of 12 Forever stamps feature details from different iconic Andrew Wyeth paintings. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The museum says Wyeth worked "in a realistic style that defied artistic trends" and "created haunting and enigmatic paintings based largely on people and places in his life." It says his body of work "continues to resist easy or comfortable interpretation."

Artist Jaime Wyeth speaks during a First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony for Forever stamps featuring the work of his father, Andrew Wyeth at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Chadds Ford, Pa. The panel of 12 Forever stamps feature details from different iconic Andrew Wyeth paintings. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) © The Associated Press Artist Jaime Wyeth speaks during a First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony for Forever stamps featuring the work of his father, Andrew Wyeth at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Chadds Ford, Pa. The panel of 12 Forever stamps feature details from different iconic Andrew Wyeth paintings. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Wyeth died in 2009.

Artist Jaime Wyeth signs autographs after a First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony for Forever stamps featuring the work of his father, Andrew Wyeth at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Chadds Ford, Pa. The panel of 12 Forever stamps feature details from different iconic Andrew Wyeth paintings. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Artist Jaime Wyeth signs autographs after a First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony for Forever stamps featuring the work of his father, Andrew Wyeth at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Chadds Ford, Pa. The panel of 12 Forever stamps feature details from different iconic Andrew Wyeth paintings. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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