Somerville Manning Gallery welcomes the opportunity to participate in an area-wide tribute to one of America’s greatest illustrators, N.C. Wyeth, from June 14 to August 24, 2019. The Brandywine River Museum of Art will open N.C. Wyeth New Perspectives on June 22, the first N.C. Wyeth retrospective at BRMA since the 70’s, examining in depth the entirety of Wyeth’s oeuvre and repositioning him within the greater context of early 20th century American visual culture. Somerville Manning Gallery will host a corresponding solo exhibition celebrating the importance of and its history with N.C. Wyeth’s paintings, having handled the Wyeth family’s work for decades. Many of the paintings on view will come from private collections never seen publicly in the past. While incorporating the best of Wyeth’s illustrations, this exhibition will also feature aspects of his art that until now have garnered less attention, such as his landscapes and still life paintings.
Opening reception June 14th, 5:30-7:30 pm