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The Wyeths, Maine, and the Sea

May 30, 2015 – January 3, 2016

Exhibition Dates

May 30, 2015 – January 3, 2016


The art of the Wyeths – N.C., Andrew, and Jamie – is a direct result of their familiarity with and fascination for life along midcoast Maine, reaching back to N.C.’s decision to bring his family to the area in 1920. The Wyeths’ interests have included the coast’s dramatic shoreline and islands, including Mohegan, the lives of fishermen and farmers, and the boats, houses, barns, lighthouses, and other structures scattered throughout the Midcoast. Their interest in these subjects is part of a long-standing tradition of work created by artists and artisans in Maine since the eighteenth century. In addition to works by the Wyeths, the exhibition will also include a selection of paintings by James G. Babbidge, George Bellows, Walter Dean, James Fitzgerald, Rockwell Kent, Fitz Henry Lane, William Edward Norton, William Pierce Stubbs, Frederick Waugh, and Andrew Winter; and a selection of ship models that include the Red Jacket clipper ship, the seven-masted schooner Thomas W. Lawson, and the only known ship model by John Haley Bellamy. Organized by Farnsworth Registrar Angela Waldron.

Please note: The painting Her Room is off-view temporarily. It will be put back on display as soon as possible.

This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of: Anna Mae & George Twigg, III

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