Andrew Wyeth

PWPL presents Artists and Their Art: Andrew Wyeth Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 7 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Peter White Public Library Zoom. Teens, Family, Adults, Seniors Peter White Public Library hosts celebrated art historian Ellen Longsworth for this new virtual series focused on famous artists, artistic movements, and art. For this second event, Ellen will talk about the life and work of renowned painter Andrew Wyeth.
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Massive collection of never-before-seen Andrew Wyeth works to be made public

Got a question about life in Philly’s suburbs? Our suburban reporters want to hear from you! Ask us a question or send an idea for a story you think we should cover. A treasure trove of Andrew Wyeth’s works will soon be made public for the first time under an agreement between the Wyeth Foundation for American Art and the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford.

Colby College Buys the Islands That Inspired Painter Andrew Wyeth

Some artists draw their inspiration from a person, an event or an entirely different work of art. For painter Andrew Wyeth, a pair of islands off the coast of Maine had a significant impact on his work. Allen and Benner Islands are located several miles out to sea, and over the course of several years in the 1970s and ’80s, Wyeth’s wife Betsy James Wyeth purchased both.

Maine’s Colby College Purchases Two Islands Where Artist Andrew Wyeth Once Lived

Colby College in Waterville, Maine, recently made a bit of an unusual purchase. This week, the liberal arts school announced it had acquired two islands in the Atlantic Ocean, about five miles off the coast of Maine, where 20th-century American realist painter Andrew Wyeth, who died in 2009, once lived and worked, according to a report by the New York Times. The two islands, named Allen and Benner, were purchased from two Wyeth family–affiliated organizations, Up East and the Wyeth Foundation for American Art, and will add some 500 acres to the school’s 700-acre campus about 75 miles away. Colby College paid...