Wyeth signs catalog at Wyeth Center
Rockland — Artist Jamie Wyeth will sign copies of the exhibition catalog for the Farnsworth Art Museum show "Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan" Thursday afternoon, July 12 at the museum’s Wyeth Center, at the corner of Union and Grace streets. The signing will begin at 1 p.m. for museum members only, continuing at 2 p.m. for nonmembers. The event is free of charge.
The exhibition is on display at the Wyeth Center through Dec. 30. Wyeth’s connection to Monhegan dates to the late 1950s, when he first went there with his father, and he has continued to paint there ever since. His connection to fellow artist Kent goes back nearly as far. Early in his career, Wyeth bought several of Kent’s pen and ink drawings that Kent used as the sources for his illustrations to Herman Melville’s "Moby Dick," one of his most renowned book illustration projects, and then bought several of Kent’s paintings from his first period on the island around 1907. This exhibition focuses on works painted by the two artists done on Monhegan and shows how the scenic island has inspired their work.
Wyeth will only be signing copies of the exhibition catalog at this special Wyeth Day event. The catalog is available both at the main Museum Store at the corner of Main and Elm streets and at the satellite store in the Wyeth Center. For more information about this event, contact the Museum Store at 596-5789.
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