Every Picture Tells a Story: N.C. Wyeth Illustrations from the Brandywine River Museum

  • N.C. Wyeth, The Hunter (detail), 1906; oil on canvas, 38 7/8 x 26 5/8 in.; collection of the Brandywine River Museum
  • N.C. Wyeth, David Balfour, Cover Illustration, oil on canvas, 21 7/8 in x 22  3/4 in, collection of the Brandywine River Museum
  • N. C. Wyeth, "They cannot better die than for their natural lord," said Dick, oil on canvas, 40 in x 32 in, collection of the Brandywine River Museum
  • N.C. Wyeth, The Hunter, 1906; oil on canvas, 38 7/8 x 26 5/8 in.; collection of the Brandywine River Museum
  • N. C. Wyeth, “Eseldorf was a paradise for us boys,” illustration for Mark Twain’s The Mysterious Stranger; oil on canvas, 40 x 33 1/8 in.; collection of the Brandywine River Museum
April 27, 2013December 31, 2013
Wyeth Center

The exhibition, based on the holdings of the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, is composed of 30 paintings by N. C. Wyeth that span four decades of his work, from early western pictures through Robert Louis Stevenson classics to later illustrations in experimental styles.  The paintings were reproduced as illustrations for book and magazine stories and are linked by the concept of narrative that lay behind their creation.  The exhibition also includes a selection of books and magazines to enable visitors to see original publications, the size of the illustrations, and the quality of the reproduction processes.  This exhibition is organized by Christine Podmaniczky, Associate Curator for the N.C. Wyeth collection at the Brandywine River Museum and author of the N.C. Wyeth catalogue raisonné.

This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of:

Bass Foundation, Richard Gilder and Lois Chiles, Anna Mae and George Twigg III and an anonymous gift

 

The primary media sponsor of this exhibition is Maine Home + Design