Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Wyeth part 2


The local news had a special on Andrew Wyeth in correlation to the Phila Art museum show. I learned a few things that I didn't know about the Wyeths.
NC Wyeth was hit by a train while in his car with his nephew (or grandson) and they both were killed back in about 1945. He had stopped on the back roads of Chester County to view landscape that was misty (this is what artists do). If he hadn't done this, he would have missed the train. Andrew took this hard and they say that is why his paintings became gloomy and deep.
Andrew at age 88, eats at local places around here like Hank's diner (where the cast of 'The Village' frequented a few years back) and a place called Jimmy Johns (they are famous for hotdogs).
It's not uncommon to see Andrew (they all call him Andy, even his granddaughter) and son Jamie walking the halls of the Brandywine River Museum. Speaking of his only granddaughter Victoria, she is a tour guide at the museum.

2comments:

  • At 2:09 AM, Blogger Barbara said…

    Wow, this is fascinating. I love the Wyeths. We took a special class trip to see a small exhibition of their work at the Portland (Maine) museum when I was a junior in high school.

     
  • At 11:10 AM, Blogger Von said…

    Dianne, thanks for another very interesting post! If I ever get back to your area, I'm looking up these museums. Maybe they'll come out to Portland, Oregon!

     

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