N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945), The Husking Bee, Cover illustration (Woman’s Day Magazine, October 1946), 1941, Oil on hardboard (Renaissance Panel), 33 1/2 x 25 inches

N.C. Wyeth in Chester Country Press

This week, Somerville Manning Gallery in Delaware will participate in an area-wide tribute to one of America’s greatest illustrators, N.C. Wyeth, from June 14 to Aug. 24.

The Brandywine River Museum of Art will open “N.C. Wyeth New Perspectives” on June 22, which will then travel to the Portland Museum of Art. This exhibition is the first N.C. Wyeth retrospective at Brandywine since the ’70s and will examine in depth the entirety of Wyeth’s oeuvre, repositioning him within the greater context of early 20th century American visual culture.

Somerville Manning Gallery will host a corresponding solo exhibition celebrating Wyeth’s work. Sixteen paintings on view will come from private collections, and have never before been seen publicly. Thirteen other works are for sale, including paintings of Wyeth’s Chadds Ford home and its surroundings, still lifes, and illustrations for magazines and books. While incorporating the best of Wyeth’s illustrations, this exhibition will also feature aspects of his art that until now have garnered less attention, such as his landscapes and still lifes.

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