The Wyeths' Wyeths

  • N.C., Andrew and James Wyeth
May 15, 2010 - December 31, 2010
Farnsworth Wyeth Center

Three generations of Wyeths—N.C., Andrew and Jamie—have together established themselves as one of America’s foremost artist families. For more than a century, their works have graced the walls of museums and galleries, and reproductions of their works have spread their fame and popularity worldwide. As members of a closely knit family, they, along with their siblings, cousins and other family members,have often given pieces of their art to each other. In the process, the Wyeths have assembled a remarkable collection of works by various members of this distinguished artist family. Works range from the most public to the most private: they include major paintings, intimate sketches, Christmas cards, notes and letters.The Wyeth’s Wyeths offers a rare opportunity to see this selection of Wyeth holdings, featuring stellar works by N.C., Andrew and Jamie Wyeth as well as by Andrew’s sister, Henriette Wyeth Hurd.

Image caption: (left) N. C. Wyeth, c.1913, photograph by William Shewell Ellis, courtesy of the Brandywine River Museum; (center) Andrew Wyeth, 1986,
photograph by Peter Ralston; (right) Jamie Wyeth, 1998, photograph by Victoria Wyeth.