Major N.C. Wyeth Exhibition Opens at the Farnsworth Art Museum

Every Picture Tells a Story: N.C. Wyeth Illustrations From the Brandywine River Museum

April 27, 2013 – December 29, 2013
Wyeth Center
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine


“The exhibition, based on the holdings of the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, is composed of 30 paintings by N. C. Wyeth that span four decades of his work, from early western pictures through Robert Louis Stevenson classics to later illustrations in experimental styles. The paintings were reproduced as illustrations for book and magazine stories and are linked by the concept of narrative that lay behind their creation. The exhibition also includes a selection of books and magazines to enable visitors to see original publications, the size of the illustrations, and the quality of the reproduction processes. This exhibition is organized by Christine Podmaniczky, Associate Curator for the N.C. Wyeth collection at the Brandywine River Museum and author of the N.C. Wyeth catalogue raisonné.

The Farnsworth Art Museum celebrates Maine’s ongoing role in American art. It offers a nationally recognized collection of works from many of America’s greatest artists, with 20,000 square feet of gallery space and over 13,000 works in the collection. The Farnsworth has one of the largest public collections of works by sculptor Louise Nevelson, while its Wyeth Center features works of N.C., Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. The National Register-listed Farnsworth Homestead, the Olson House, a National Historic Landmark, and Julia’s Gallery for Young Artists complete the museum complex. Please visit for more information on current exhibitions, programs and events.”

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