The Way Back: The Paintings of George A. Weymouth - A Brandywine Valley Visionary
Author Annette Blaugrund and Joseph J. Rishel, Foreword by Thomas Padon, Contributions by Brandywine River Museum of Art
The first monograph on this highly talented American realist painter, an heir to the Brandywine school of artists.
American artist George A. “Frolic” Weymouth (1936–2016) was a visionary conservationist, coachman, and accomplished painter. Like his friend and artistic mentor Andrew Wyeth, Weymouth worked chiefly in egg tempera and watercolor to create a highly personal panorama of the landscapes and people he knew in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, where he lived.
Weymouth, a sixth-generation member of the du Pont family, was not only a skillful painter but also a seminal force in preserving tens of thousands of acres of picturesque scenery around the Brandywine River in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Weymouth also cofounded the Brandywine River Museum of Art, home to a distinguished collection of American art dating to the mid-nineteenth century and renowned for its holdings representing three generations of the Wyeth family of artists. Richly illustrated with Weymouth’s paintings and sketches from throughout his career, this large-format volume also includes a chronology of the artist’s fascinating life, illustrated with many personal and archival images.
About The Author
Annette Blaugrund is the former director of the National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts. Joseph J. Rishel is curator emeritus, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and a noted authority on the artist Paul Cézanne. Thomas Padon is the James H. Duff Director of the Brandywine River Museum of Art.