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The Wyeth Family of Artists

The Wyeth Family of Artists

N. C. Wyeth, Treasure Island, endpaper illustration, 1911. Oil on canvas, 32 3/4 × 47 1/8 in. Brandywine River Museum of Art, Purchased in memory of Hope Montgomery Scott, 1997

N. C. Wyeth, Treasure Island, endpaper illustration, 1911. Oil on canvas, 32 3/4 × 47 1/8 in. Brandywine River Museum of Art, Purchased in memory of Hope Montgomery Scott, 1997

Members of the Wyeth family have been creating art in the Brandywine region for three generations. In this virtual tour, students will learn about Howard Pyle and how his teachings influenced the Wyeths, including including N. C. Wyeth, his children, Henriette, Carolyn and Andrew Wyeth, and Andrew’s son, Jamie Wyeth.  

Recommended Grades: 3rd grade through 5th grade 

Length of Video: 12:45


Featured Artwork:  

The Nation Makers by Howard Pyle

Treasure Island Endpaper by N. C. Wyeth 

Self-Portrait with Palette by N. C. Wyeth

Venus Comb by Henriette Wyeth 

Up from the Woods by Caroyln Wyeth 

North Light by Andrew Wyeth 

Pennsylvania Landscape by Andrew Wyeth 

Adam by Andrew Wyeth 

Draft Age by Jamie Wyeth 

Portrait of Pig by Jamie Wyeth 


National Core Arts Standards: 

VE:Re.7.2.3a: Determine messages communicated by an image. 

VE:Re.7.2.4a: Analyze components in visual imagery that convey messages. 

VA:Pr6.1.5a: Cite evidence about how an exhibition in a museum or other venue presents ideas and provides information about a specific concept or topic. 

VA:Re.7.1.3a: Speculate about processes an artist uses to create a work of art. 

VA:Re.7.1.5a: Compare one’s own interpretation of a work of art with the interpretation of others.  

VA:Re.7.2.3a: Determine messages communicated by an image. 

VA:Re.7.2.4a: Analyze components in visual imagery that convey messages. 

VA:Re.7.2.5a: Identify and analyze cultural associations suggested by visual imagery.   

VA:Re8.1.3a: Interpret art by analyzing use of media to create subject matter, characteristics of form and mood.  

VA:Re8.1.4a: Interpret art by referring to contextual information and analyzing relevant subject matter, characteristic of form and use of media.  

VA:Re8.1.5a: Interpret art by analyzing characteristics of form and structure, contextual information, subject matter, visual elements, and use of media to identify ideas and mood conveyed.  

VA:Cn11.1.3a: Recognize that responses to art change depending on knowledge of the time and place in which it was made.  

VA:CN11.1.4a: Through observation, infer information about time, place, and culture in which a work of art was created. 

https://www.nationalartsstandards.org/ 


To book this virtual tour please contact Liesl Mahoney at education@brandywine.org