American Treasures: The Brandywine River Museum of Art

The first book to celebrate the dramatic Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, setting and renowned art collection of the Brandywine River Museum of Art and its historic homes, studios, and sites relating to three generations of the Wyeth family.
The Brandywine River Museum of Art is home to one of the country’s renowned collections of American art. This stunning book reveals the beauty of the museum’s remarkable holdings, housed in a renovated nineteenth-century mill building with a steel- and-glass addition overlooking the Brandywine River, and of its three historic properties—the N. C. Wyeth home and studio, the Andrew Wyeth studio, and the Kuerner Farm, which inspired over 1,000 works by Andrew Wyeth—all National Historic Landmarks. This volume features fifty of the museum’s most beloved paintings, by artists such as John Kensett, Martin Johnson Heade, William Trost Richards, Horace Pippin, and Andrew Wyeth, along with immersive photographs of the 300-acre landscape surrounding the museum and historic structures. The introduction by curator Christine Podmaniczky includes a brief history of this unique institution, its art collection, and the intimate places where the Wyeth family lived and painted. This handsome volume will appeal not only to museum visitors but also to art lovers everywhere.

About The Author

Thomas Padon is director of the Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, PA.

Christine Podmaniczky is curator of N. C. Wyeth Collections and Historic Properties at the Brandywine River Museum of Art and author of N. C. Wyeth: Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings.

  • Publish Date: April 25, 2017
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Art - Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - Permanent Collections
  • Publisher: Skira Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 8 x 10
  • Pages: 136
  • US Price: $45.00
  • CDN Price: $60.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-5961-0


"...features 50 paintings from the renowned art collection of the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, Pa., and celebrates the beauty of the actual museum as well as its holdings; with a foreword by Thomas Padon, the museum’s director."
Publishers Weekly, Spring 2017 Announcements

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