Seven works never before on public view, as well as more than 30 other works by Andrew Wyeth, are on view through Monday, Oct. 25 at the Brandywine River Museum.

A unique study for “Maga’s Daughter” (1956) with a grid system of string and nails, as well as two pencil-on-paper studies for it, are displayed beside the completed tempera painting. The seven watercolors that have never been displayed publicly are from the Andrew and Betsy Wyeth Collection.

Wyeth’s technical mastery and intense focus on people and places he knew well is demonstrated in superb watercolors and egg tempera paintings that demonstrate his deep feeling for the visual and tactile world and his life-long endeavor to recreate his experiences through art.

The exhibition includes familiar images drawn from a lifetime divided between Chadds Ford, Pa., and Midcoast Maine, where he spent his summers. The cool-toned “Blue Dump” (1945) and “The Sauna” (1978) are two painted in Maine. Other images of Maine in the exhibition include “Indian Summer” (1970) and “Seven-forty-seven” (1980).

Many images of the stoic German Karl Kuerner and his Pennsylvania farm also are included in the current exhibition. The museum offers guided tours of the Kuerner Farm at timed intervals Thursdays through Sundays. The farm was a major source of inspiration to Wyeth and is depicted in nearly 1,000 works. Tours depart from the Brandywine River Museum by shuttle bus and are offered through Nov. 21.

The Brandywine River Museum is located on Route 1 ands is open daily, except Christmas Day, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 610-388-2700 or visit

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to