Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan Gallery Tour with Chief Curator Michael Komanecky - July

Dates: 
July 06, 2012
Times: 
Friday, 1 p.m.
Location: 
Wyeth Center

Jamie Wyeth’s connection to Monhegan dates to the late 1950s, when he first went there with his father, and he has continued to paint there ever since. His connection to fellow artist Rockwell Kent goes back nearly as far. Early in his career Wyeth bought several pen and ink drawings by Kent used as the sources for his illustrations to Moby Dick, one of Kent’s most renowned book illustration projects. Subsequently, Wyeth acquired what was Kent’s last home and studio on Monehgan, and then bought several of Kent’s paintings from his first period on the island around 1907. This exhibition will focus on works by the two artists done on Monhegan, and how the scenic island has inspired their work.

Chief Curator Michael Komanecky  will lead visitors through this exhibition during a 30-minute gallery tour.

Location: meet at the Wyeth Center
Seating: limited to 20 people
Cost: free with admission
To sign up: please email kfinlay@farnsworthmuseum.org or call 207-596-0949
 
Jamie Wyeth, Jenny Whibley Sings, 2008; oil on board, 25 1/2 x 35 1/2 in.; ©Jamie Wyeth; collection of Jamie and Phyllis Wyeth
Jamie Wyeth, Jenny Whibley Sings, 2008; oil on board, 25 1/2 x 35 1/2 in.; ©Jamie Wyeth; collection of Jamie and Phyllis Wyeth
Phone Number: 
207-596-0949
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