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Brandywine Artists and WWI lecture series

Brandywine Artists and WWI lecture series

Discover the fascinating connections of artists from this region with World War I in a series of lectures by Christine B. Podmaniczky, Curator, N.C. Wyeth Collections and Historic Properties.

June 14, 2017
Over There and Over Here: The Students of Howard Pyle Go to War

With the American entry into World War I, illustrators were in great demand to create images that served as news and propaganda. This lecture looks at the war imagery produced by some of the students of Howard Pyle—those who went abroad to record the conflict and those who worked for the cause at home. 

July 19, 2017
On the Home Front: N. C. Wyeth and World War I
N. C. Wyeth contributed to the war effort from his studio in Chadds Ford. This lecture surveys the body of his war-themed work, and particularly examines how he kept his images vital and relevant without firsthand experience. 

September 13, 2017
Andrew Wyeth’s Great War

As a boy in the mid-1920s, Andrew Wyeth was fascinated with WWI. This lecture considers how, through the props and imagery he found in his father’s studio and his collection of military soldiers, Wyeth created his own “war memory” that would nourish aspects of his art throughout his career.


Series price: $25 members; $35 non-members. Individual lecture price: $10 members; $15 non-members

Purchase tickets to the entire lecture series or to individual lectures:

June 14: Over There and Over Here: The Students of Howard Pyle Go to War

July 19: On the Home Front: N.C. Wyeth and WWI

September 13: Andrew Wyeth’s Great War