A truly American experience is brought to life on Saturday, July 7th, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, when WRTI's Jill Pasternak speaks candidly - on location - with artist Jamie Wyeth about his life in art and the opening to the public of his father's studio in the family farmhouse in Chadds Ford, PA.
Andrew Wyeth painted in this studio from 1940 until 2008. The Brandywine Conservancy, a museum of regional and American art on the premises of the Wyeth home is, in conjunction with the studio opening, featuring an exhibition, A Painter's View: Andrew Wyeth's Studio until October 28th, with about 20 works that were created between 1943 and 2005 reflecting the artist's interest in the building's spare and aged interior.
Jamie Wyeth is a contemporary American realist painter and the third in a family of recognized American artists. The son of Andrew and grandson of noted magazine and book illustrator N. C. Wyeth, he continues the Brandywine tradition--portraying people, animals, and landscapes of inhabitants of the rural Brandywine River area of Delaware and Pennsylvania.