Wyant, Alexander Helwig (wĪˈənt) [key], 1836–92, American landscape painter, b. Tuscarawas co., Ohio, studied in Cincinnati and in Germany. He was influenced by Inness, who became his friend. Wyant achieved distinction for his subtle, delicate treatment of scenes in the Adirondacks and Catskills and of peaceful rural landscapes. He is best represented in the Metropolitan Museum, which has several paintings.
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