The 30 Most Famous Muses in Art

22. Helga Testorf

Relationship to: Andrew Wyeth

Famed American painter Andrew Wyeth is considered one of the greatest painters of the 20th century. He often painted friends and blue collar workers that represented the common, everyday man. However, there are many paintings he created of a woman named Helga, who was his sister's housekeeper and later became his rumored mistress. She appears naked in most of the paintings, which is why Wyeth kept the works a secret from his wife for the longest time. The paintings caused a lot of controversy, which lead the owner of the collection to turn a huge profit off of them.

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