People, Oct. 22, 1979

Different folks paint with different strokes. But that is no reason why a 20th century artist like Andrew Wyeth should not come to the aid of an 18th century portrait painter like Gilbert Stuart. To buoy Bostonians who are trying to raise $2.5 million by year's end to keep Stuart's famous paintings of George and Martha Washington from eloping to the National Portrait Gallery in that other Washington, Wyeth came down from Maine to contribute to Boston's "Save Our Stuarts" campaign. The guru of Chadd's Ford even posed, check in hand, with Curator...

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