Brandywine Museum of Art Exhibit Showcases Never Before Seen Wyeth Works

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Battleground Study, 1981.
Image via Wyeth Foundation for American Art/Artists Rights Society.
Battleground Study, 1981.

The Brandywine Museum of Art in Chadds Ford has started revealing a treasure trove of Andrew Wyeth’s previously unseen works in big exhibits that reveal much about the famous painter, writes Matthew Korfhage for the Delaware Online

The museum has a mammoth file of close to 7,000 artworks by the late American master painter, the majority of which have never before been exhibited. 

Wyeth is famous for his realist masterpieces like “Christina’s World” and intimate paintings of his neighbor, Helga Testorf. The latest batch of his works, organized by his wife, Betsy, before her death, shows a new side of the painter, according to William Coleman, curator of the collection. 

“A lot of the unseen material is this precious work on paper, largely watercolors, that are really powerful and free and immediate but were made for personal pleasure, or for early stages of the process of developing some other works,” said Coleman. 

The first exhibition of the new works, titled Home Places, will be on display until July 16, with close to 50 paintings and drawings that show Wyeth’s long-standing devotion to the places he called home, including Brinton’s Mill in Chester County

Read more about Andrew Wyeth in the Delaware Online

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