Inspiration for Historic Painting ‘Christina’s World’


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The Historians LogoThis week on The Historians Podcast, Christina Baker Kline discusses her historical novel A Piece of the World.  The book deals with artist Andrew Wyeth and Christina Olson, a disabled woman from Maine pictured
in Wyeth’s provocative 1948 painting, “Christina’s World.”  Kline was author of the best-selling historical novel, Orphan Train. Also on this episode, Bob Cudmore and Dave Greene tell the life story of Amsterdam, NY artist Mary Van Der Veer.

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