World of Andrew Wyeth begins with his studio. Restoration work has provided the opportunity to enter a very private working world of Andrew Wyeth. Studio will be opening in July and appreciate the opportunity for a preview. Frolic Weymouth provided numerous stories. One in particular was about the kitchen area. Basically, Andrew and Betsy Wyeth had most guests and private events in the kitchen area. One day when Frolic Weymouth was visiting, Andrew came through the door the happiest anyone had ever seen. ”They’re alive! They’re alive” Wondering what Andrew was talking about Betsy and Frolic, mused it was about the something related to something Andrew was working on or news events he learned about. But it was bees. The beehive Andrew so carefully listened by placing his ear to the light gray football shape hanging from a nearby tree. A painting appropriately hangs in the kitchen of the beehive. Attending the event were also the Kuerners, Karl and Karl. A memorial to Andrew Wyeth is displayed by a specially prepared video with photos from the Christian Sanderson Museum. Some of the paintings are displayed among poignant personal moments in the life of Andrew Wyeth and adorable photos of his wife Betsy. A small unknown portrait of Helga stands outside the working studio where Andrew did many of his paintings. The studio is preserved representing somewhat what the studio would like when Andrew was there painting. The ceiling looks like it is ready to crumble, which is also the way it looked during the day. However, the area above the ceiling has been restored and protects the ceiling from any further damage. Visitors will begin touring the studio in July. Announcement was made April 18 - http://www.prlog.org/11852505-brandywine-river-museum-to-open-andrew-wyeths-studio-for-tours-in-july-2012.html. Built as a schoolhouse in 1875, the building also served as Wyeth’s home for two decades. He and his wife Betsy moved in shortly after their marriage in 1940, and lived there until 1961. Life and art were entwined as Andrew’s career soared. They had two sons, Nicholas and Jamie. The building also served as Jamie’s first studio where he painted many of his early works, including Draft Age and his posthumous portrait of John F. Kennedy. The studio has sketches of JFK on the easel. See additional brief description from http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=54850. The Brandywine River Museum’s current exhibit, A Painter’s View: The Andrew Wyeth Studio continues through Oct. 28. The exhibition brings together paintings and drawings from private collections that depict the interior and exterior of this building, as well as some of the models who posed there. Of the approximately 20 paintings on display, half have never before been on view to the public. The gallery will also include many of the artist’s major works painted in the studio throughout his 70-year career.
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