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Jamie Wyeth: Unsettled

October 16, 2021 to January 9, 2022

Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946), Light Station, 1992, Enamel and oil on panel, 36 x 30 in., Private Collection

Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946), Saltwater Ice, 1997, Oil on board, 36 x 30 in., Private Collection

Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946), The Faune, 1977/2002, Oil on canvas, 36 x 26 in., Brandywine River Museum of Art, Purchase made possible by the Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation; the Roemer Foundation; the Margaret Dorrance Strawbridge Foundation of PA I, Inc.; and an anonymous donor, 2006

Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946), River Trunk, 1968, Watercolor on paper, 24 1/2 x 19 1/2 in., Private Collection

Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946), Raven Pair, Brandywine, 2010, Combined mediums on toned board, 10 x 17 1/2 in., Private Collection

This exhibition traces a persistent vein of intriguing, often disconcerting imagery over the career of renowned artist Jamie Wyeth. Frequently countered and even hidden by Wyeth’s fuller body of work—particularly his immensely popular coastal views, farmscapes, and other illustration work—the darker and more troubling imagery is constant. Whether he is introducing curious characters or surveying strange landscapes, Wyeth is at home with uneasy subjects and a master of the unsettled mood. A focused look at Wyeth’s arresting, visceral, and unsettling imagery will provide fascinating insight into the artist and the art of visual storytelling. Fiercely independent in the face of prevailing art world trends, Jamie Wyeth stands apart in a shadowy and strange world of his own creation.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a major catalogue published by Skira Rizzoli, with essays by Amanda C. Burdan, Curator at the Brandywine River Museum of Art and organizer of this exhibition, and other authors to be determined