|Heidi Younger and Joyce Hesselberth in NC Wyeth's studio|
Visiting the beautiful Chadds Ford PA, home to The Brandywine museum and the studios of illustrator NC and Andrew Wyeth. A visual treat in both the paintings but also the landscape.
Illustrator Joyce Hesselberth and I drove up and spent the day enjoying this museum/studio. I love thinking about those Golden Day's of illustration where the famous Howard Pyle assembled his school in 1900. A school for illustration, known at the Brandywine School. Some heavy hitters studied there, besides NC there were Frank Schoonover, Harvey Dunn, Violet Oakley, Elizabeth Shippen Green and Jessie Wilcox Smith and many more. We visited NC Wyeth's studio and home. Born in 1882 he died tragically in a car accident with his grand son in 1945. Many of his paintings are on display. His paintings and illustrations for famous books such as Treasure Island, which gave thin the financial resources to purchase his homestead and build his studio. Again a visual treat.
|The palette the day he died|
|Daughter's "doll" barn house|
|End paper illustration for Treasure Island 1911|
|close up from Treasure Island illustration|
|NC Wyeth's personal works|