The Wyeths: Three Generations: Works from the Bank of America Collection
Time & Place
Peninsula Fine Arts Center
July 25 - November 8, 2020101 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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Drawing from the Bank of America Collection, this exhibition provides a revealing survey of works by N.C. Wyeth, one of America’s finest illustrators; his son Andrew, an important realist painter; Andrew’s son Jamie, a popular portraitist; and members of the extended family. Visitors will explore 74 paintings and drawings by artists from three generations of the Wyeth family, all showcasing a commitment to realism, technical brilliance, and narrative sensibility. This exhibition has been loaned through the Bank of America Art in Our Communities ® program.
In conjunction with The Wyeths, an installation will be fabricated by local artist Ryan Lytle. Using his own artistic language, he will interpret the story and illustrations from the children’s book, Cabbages and Kings, written by Elizabeth Seabrook and originally illustrated by Jamie Wyeth. In this book, a special friendship begins in Farmer Green’s garden with a young asparagus stalk and a cabbage. The two vegetables discover the common dangers presented by the nibbling rabbit, the farmer’s family, and the household dog.