Exhibition | Jamie Wyeth: Our Own Rabelais

Apr 1, 2015 — Jun 21, 2015

Representing the third generation of one of America’s most renowned families of artists, James Browning Wyeth (born 1946) began pursuing his career as an artist at the age of eleven, under the tutelage of his aunt, Carolyn Wyeth. Ambitious and talented, Jamie Wyeth enjoyed early success painting the residents and landscapes of his hometown, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. He later worked in New York City, where he befriended and painted arts celebrities Andy Warhol, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rudolf Nureyev, and Lincoln Kirstein.

Featuring twenty-one of Wyeth's most recent paintings, many of which have never been seen publicly before, Jamie Wyeth: Our Own Rabelais explores the evolution of Wyeth’s technique and imagination. Highlighted by local residents, both human and animal, and set in the familiar surroundings of the Brandywine River Valley and coastal Maine, Wyeth's expressive new works invite viewers to conjure their own narratives based on the artist's provocative titles and ambiguous imagery.