What better place for Jamie Wyeth’s six decades of artistry to come together than the area where he grew up?
Organized by the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and featuring more than 100 paintings spanning his earliest portraits to the present, “Jamie Wyeth” opens Jan. 17 at the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford.
It also includes works on paper, illustrations and two “tableaux vivants” mixed media assemblages that reflect his years in New York in the 1970s.
“He’s modeling it as his first major retrospective, when it’s actually his third in his career,” said Amanda Burdan, the Brandywine River Museum’s associate curator, speaking of the 68-year-old Wyeth, who is the son of Andrew Wyeth and the grandson of N.C. Wyeth.
The difference with this exhibition, she said, is it’s the best representation of the full development of Jamie Wyeth’s artistic voice and his highly personal approach to realism. Among the