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Christine Lafuente – By the Window, By the Sea

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Greg Mort Lecture at Stroud Water Research Center

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Greg Mort Lecture
The Art os Stewardship
Stroud Water Research Center
Wednesday, November 4, 6-8 PM
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Jon Redmond featured in Plein Air Magazine

Jon Redmond, Chanterelles, oil on board, 10 x 10 inches

Plein Air Magazine
March 2015

“In Jon Redmond’s paintings, the subject matter is nearly surpassed by the artist’s process.”
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Somerville Manning Gallery feature in The News Journal

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The News Journal
January 2015

“Art collectors are passionate about the art they collect, and definitely Wyeth collectors are extremely passionate,” Manning said.
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Jamie Wyeth exhibition review – Chester County Press

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Chester County Press
January 2015

“The show is admirably broad and diverse, with works that touch on most of Wyeth’s cyclical artistic themes. ”

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Jamie Wyeth in Delaware Today Magazine

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Delaware Today Magazine
December 2014

Since the death of his famous father, Andrew Wyeth, the last in a succession of renowned painters, explores strange new territory in his work. A major retrospective shows the evolution of an American artist.
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Jamie Wyeth in The Hunt

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The Hunt
December 2014

“I look at myself as just a recorder,” Wyeth says. “I just want to record things that interest me in life.”
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Peter Sculthorpe in American Art Collector Magazine

Peter Sculthorpe, South of Cascade Head, Oregon, 2014, oil, 36 x 36 inches

American Art Collector
November 2014

“The energy they exude brings back all that energy I felt and what I really saw in the two to three hours it took to do the sketch.”
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Man’s Best Friend exhibition featured on WHYY

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Somerville Manning Gallery’s exhibition titled Man’s Best Friend – The Art of the Dog featured on WHYY television program

November 2014
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Rikki Morley Saunders featured in Sculpture News

Rikki Morley Saunders, Spring Fling, 2013, bronze, 48 x 15 x 45 inches

Sculpture News
Summer 2014

I am passionate about capturing that moment that sings to me, one which both exemplifies and conveys how special that animal is…
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Timothy Barr in American Art Collector Magazine

Timothy Barr, Stroud Preserve, 2014, oil on panel, 24 x 24 inches

American Art Collector Magazine
September 2014

“I want to learn how to paint it so that it speaks for itself when the painting’s done…”
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Jamie Wyeth named Top 50 People Shaping the State of Maine

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Maine. Magazine
June 2014

“His most dynamic and energized work comes his ability to connect the world of contemporary art to his long understanding of both American art and art from around the world.”
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Somerville Manning Gallery Named Best Art Gallery in Delaware

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July 2014
Delaware Today Magazine

Somerville Manning Gallery named Best Art Gallery in the State of Delaware
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Greg Mort featured in Maine Home + Design

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Maine Home + Design
July 2014

“The duality of the painting is symbolic of my contrasting fears and fascinations with Maine.” The ocean’s overwhelming power is capable of wearing down rock into a smooth stone…
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American & European Masters featured with WHYY

Jamie Wyeth, Kestrel,  1985, combined mediums on paper, 18 1/2 x 23 3/4 inches

NEWSWORKS – WHYY
April 2014

Picasso and Renoir are in town, as are Georgia O’Keeffe and John Singer Sargent. Well, sort of…
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American & European Masters featured in American Fine Art Magazine

N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945), Octave Plunged, 1920, oil on canvas, 36 x 25 inches

May/June 2014
American Fine Art Magazine

“Every year, Somerville Manning Gallery, one of the world’s leading experts on the Wyeth family of artists, hosts a show featuring works by the Wyeths”
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Under the Influence featured in the Wilmington News Journal

Jane Morris Pack, Blue Pigment, 2013, oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches

March 6, 2014
The News Journal

All artists borrow techniques, applications, colors and depth perception from those who came before them, while adding their own distinctive impressions and meanings.
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Works by gallery artists selected for Hollywood film set

Vicki Vinton, Movement, Mixed media on wood panel, 49 x 37 inches

Somerville Manning Gallery artists, Timothy Barr, Vicki Vinton, and Rikki Morley Saunders were selected, by production designers, to have their work appear in the sets of the upcoming film, Franny, starring Richard Gere and Dakota Fanning.
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Greg Mort featured with WHYY

Greg Mort, Snow White, 2013, watercolor, 21 x 28 inches

December 2013
WHYY – NEWSWORKS

“They were incredibly white, almost blindingly bleached white by the sun,” Mort described. “I grabbed a bag of them. A perfect fit for the nautical life in Maine.
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Greg Mort – Into White featured in American Art Collector

Greg Mort, Shades of White, 2013, watercolor, 21 x 29 inches

November 2013
American Art Collector Magazine

“Clearly, some of the most profound statements are made with a subtle whisper rather than the stomping of feet…”
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Three Generations of Wyeths Look Down in the Walls Street Journal

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October 2013
The Wall Street Journal

They reveal how the Wyeths have perpetuated a living tradition of late-19th-century Realism through the present…
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Rikki Morley Saunders – Essence of the Animal

Rikki Morley Saunders, Gift in Velvet, bronze, 49 x 53 x 22 inches

October 2013
American Art Collector Magazine

Pennsylvania sculptor Rikki Morley Saunders works only from life, spending countless hours observing animals in their habitats, learning their language and studying their form.
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33rd Anniversary for Somerville Manning Gallery

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Since 1981 Somerville Manning Gallery has been committed to exhibiting art from the historic tradition of the Brandywine Valley, to presenting the best of regional artists, and to bringing to Wilmington artists of national and international stature.
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Bo Bartlett featured in Huffington Post

Bo Bartlett, A Brief History of an Afternoon

July 2013
Huffington Post

The paintings address relationship — what it means to see and be seen — but they are not objectifications.
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Jon Redmond – Brandywine Valley

Jon Redmond, Pink Pants, oil on board, 26 x 20 inches

September 2013
American Art Collector Magazine

“Redmond paints the familiar surroundings of Chester County not because they’re innately and overwhelmingly beautiful but because he seeks beauty in the everydayness of his life”
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Wall Street Journal – Wyeth paintings at NYC auction

Jamie Wyeth, Lighthouse Dandelions

May 23, 2013
The Wall Street Journal

Six paintings by the famous Wyeth family of artists have sold for just over $2 million at a New York City auction. They included Andrew, Jamie and N.C.
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Andrew Wyeth’s World in New York Times – Travel Section

Andrew Wyeth's studio in Chadds Ford, PA.

May 24, 2013
by Geraldine Fabrikant
The New York Times

For nearly 60 years the artist Andrew Wyeth spent every fall and winter in Chadds Ford, Pa.
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The Wall Street Journal evaluates the Wyeth Dynasty

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May 16, 2013
by Stephanie Cohen
The Wall Street Journal

The first time Eric Sambol saw a painting by Andrew Wyeth, in 1976, he was a teenager on a school field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He says the paintings “awoke something” in him. Read on… »

Fine Art Connoisseur features American Masters Exhibition

John Marin, Fell Plummer's Wharf, Cape Split, 1933, watercolor, 20 1:2 x 14 3:4 inches

June 2013
Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine

Somerville Manning Gallery, however, it’s actually all about context, given this firm’s unique expertise and ideal location on the outskirts of Wilmington, Delaware.
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American Masters Exhibition featured in American Fine Art Magazine

May/June 2013
American Fine Art Magazine

Somerville Manning Gallery presents its annual American Masters exhibition featuring work by the Wyeth family.
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Alex Kanevsky featured in the Huffington Post

Alex Kanevsky, Monet in His Garden, 18 x 18 inches, oil on wood

March 26, 2013
Huffington Post

Anyone can tell you who’s already made it, but HuffPost Arts & Culture’s On Our Radar series is here to tell you who’s about to blow up — and, in some cases, go pop.
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Robert Jackson featured in The Hunt magazine

The Feast by Robert Jackson

March 8, 2013
By Erich Engel
The Hunt

“I’ve made a deal with myself. I never work on a painting that doesn’t have a reason. It needs a narrative and needs a story,” said Jackson.
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Jamie Wyeth featured in Heritage Magazine

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Spring 2013
by Suzanne Gannon
Heritage Magazine for the Intelligent Collector

American master paints what he sees. And oftentimes, that includes objects from the collection he keeps on his Delaware farm.
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Philadelphia Museum of Art displays its first N.C. Wyeth

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March 6, 2013
The Philadelphia Inquirer
By Stephan Salisbury

Tuesday, the Philadelphia Museum of Art hoisted its first and only N.C. Wyeth painting onto the wall at the entrance to the American galleries.
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Greg Mort at Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Greg Mort, The Sun, Moon and Stars, 1999, Watercolor

February 2013

From February 16 – May 27, 2013, the Stamford Museum & Nature Center will exhibit paintings Greg Mort
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The Art of Greg Mort at Academy Art Museum

Greg Mort, Tethers, 1993, watercolor

February 2013

From February 16 – March 31, 2013, the Academy Art Museum will exhibit a selection of paintings and drawings of Greg Mort.
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The Bo Bartlett Center at Columbus State University

The Bo Bartlett Center

January 23, 2013

David Houston, director of curatorial at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, will be moving to Georgia to spearhead the opening of The Bo Bartlett Center at Columbus State University’s College of the Arts in downtown Columbus.
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Peter Sculthorpe – Energy of the Sea

Aftermath

January 2012
American Art Collector Magazine

“The only way this energy can be contained is in a paintings,” he says. “The paintings will speak to 10 viewers in 10 different ways. To me, that energy says something different depending on what I need from it”
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J. Clayton Bright, Capturing form through oil and clay

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October 2012
American Art Collector Magazine

“What usually happens is in a sculpture for me it that I see something, a movement or a gesture, which to me is characteristic of that person or animal and I want to capture that particular split second when it happens,”
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Art and the Animal – Rikki Saunders

Rikki Morley Saunders, Tarka, bronze, 6 1/2 x 38 x 12 inches

September 2012
Western Art Collector Magazine

“My artistic interest was nurtured by my father who taught me to hunt and fish, to carve in wood, to sit quietly in nature, to observe, and to immerse myself in the character of a wild creature.”
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Timothy Barr, Brandywine Valley Impressions

Gilpin Sycamore [Tim Barr, 16 x 24 inches, Oil on canvas]

September 2012
American Art Collector Magazine

“Blown away by the volume of interesting landscapes in Chester County and north Delaware region, it’s no wonder to me why such great artists as William Trost Richards and the Wyeths chose to paint there.”
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Woodmere show is more a Doris Staffel-and-friends tribute – Alex Kanevsky

Alex Kanevsky at the Woodmere

August 2012
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Article by Edward Sozanski

The other major component of Kanevsky’s work is multiple vision, drawings that are obsessive re-drawings that imply movement and a search for the perfect line.
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Exhibit at Somerville Manning Gallery focuses on painters’ relationship to nature

Earth, Sea and Sky

March 2012
The Hunt

Michael Doyle, Francis Gregory Di Fronzo, and Christine Lafuente, all studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and each has developed their own expression in their paintings as seen in Earth, Sea, and Sky.
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Three Generations of World-Renowned Art: Greenville Gallery Celebrates the Masters

2011 American Masters Exhibition

May 2012
The News Journal
Article by Betsy Price

In between the Matisse and Wyeths is a landscape by Milton Avery, who was called the American Matisse and Robert Henri’s portrait of a young girl, which is a real crowd favorite”
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Eloquent Observation – Tina Ingraham

Tina Ingraham, Radishes

June 2012
Maine Home & Design Magazine
Article by Britta Konau

While the items seem luscious, the application of paint is sparing. Each brushstroke is deliberately placed without hesitation, and highlights are carefully considered.
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Art (and Science) Talk with Greg Mort

Greg Mort - Stewardship III

June 2012
The Official Blog of the NEA
Interview by Paulette Beete

I think there’s an amazing parallel between science and art, like Leonardo da Vinci, who was a scientist and an artist, and for me, both are almost one and the same.
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“American Masters” Exhibit in its final days at Somerville Manning Gallery

West Chester Patch Article

May 2012
West Chester Patch
Article by Catherin Quillman

“American Masters” offers a mini history of many of the key art movements that took place in the 19th century and early part of the 20th century.
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