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June 29, 2008 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jimmy Lynch, 63, formerly of Chadds Ford, "an appealing vagabond," artist and artist's model who was the subject of several important paintings by Andrew Wyeth and his son, Jamie, died of hypertension and heart arrhythmia June 4 at his home in Lewisburg, W.Va. Mr. Lynch grew up in Chadds Ford, two doors down from the Wyeths. Jamie Wyeth, just two years older, became a buddy. "I taught him to drive and he showed me what New York was," Mr. Lynch told a reporter in 1988. When galleries assigned a limousine to Jamie Wyeth for exhibit openings, "I'd sit in the back, play the guitar, and we'd think we were the Beatles or something.
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September 20, 1998 | By Catherine Quillman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Artist Jimmy Lynch once posed nude for Andrew Wyeth. For another painting, Draft Age, by Jamie Wyeth, he wore his signature leather jacket and a pair of 1960s-style wraparound sunglasses. In the end, the Andrew Wyeth painting, completed in 1990 and titled Man and the Moon, captured what Lynch thinks of today as his former "dark" self. Now, Lynch, 54, is no longer prone to the long and moody meditations that once found him sitting on his porch swing for days, pondering a career move to California.
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July 3, 2011 | By Edward J. Sozanski, Contributing Art Critic
Jamie Wyeth, like his late father, Andrew, was destined from childhood to become an artist. Also like Andrew, who died in January 2009, he was a precocious talent. The immediate evidence for that is the earliest work in Jamie's exhibition at the Brandywine River Museum, "Farm Work," accomplished watercolors such as Kennedy's Butter and Eggs, Mr. Borneman's Barn , and Stanchion Stall, all painted between the ages of 13 and 14. Jamie and his father ran on parallel tracks for a half century, but the son was always an independent spirit, especially in later years.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 2011 | By Kathleen Brady Shea, Inquirer Staff Writer
Best known for a portrait of a pig, artist Jamie Wyeth says he has long had an affinity for animals. He has solicited roadkill from friends to feed a baby vulture, for instance. A trip to the White House was highlighted by a bout with a feisty presidential pooch. And when a neighbor's cow died, Wyeth was there in a flash to paint the burning of its carcass. Such brushes with animals resonate with a quirkiness that is comfortably consistent with his unconventional upbringing in Chadds Ford.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 2009 | By Victoria Donohoe FOR THE INQUIRER
Even though ours is an era characterized by a mix of styles and attitudes, the paintings in the "Jamie Wyeth - Seven Deadly Sins" show at Brandywine are remarkable hybrids. Such feverish portrayals of the daily life of seagulls seen close up in the wild off Monhegan Island, and the insistent painterly surface of these works, exemplify the current shift toward environmental tendencies in today's art. Clearly the work of a confirmed animal lover, the project features a mural-sized piece, several bird studies and a centerpiece: seven paintings of scavenger gulls portrayed as emblems of the human sins of avarice, anger, envy, gluttony, lust, pride, and sloth.
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January 23, 1998 | For The Inquirer / SCOTT S. HAMRICK
Jamie Wyeth looks over spacing details for paintings to be included in "N.C. Wyeth and His Grandson: A Legacy. " The exhibit at the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford opens tomorrow.
NEWS
October 15, 2004 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Charles F. Ellis, 82, formerly of Narberth, an art teacher and illustrator, died of heart failure Oct. 1 at his daughter Kathy Mannering's home in North Richland Hills, Texas. In 1971 Mr. Ellis was hired to teach illustration at the newly opened Art Institute of Philadelphia. He remained at the school for 22 years, teaching promising pupils such as poster artist Richard Amsel and painter Jamie Wyeth, who became a friend. Mr. Ellis also worked as a commercial artist for local advertising agencies; did illustrations for the Saturday Evening Post, Jack and Jill magazine, The Inquirer's Sunday magazine and other publications; and painted portraits for wealthy clients.
NEWS
April 29, 2012 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the dining room of their 18th-century Chadds Ford farmhouse, a Jamie Wyeth painting depicts a pastoral scene but a slightly chaotic one - his wife, Phyllis, in the midst of their farm animals. "Just the menagerie Phyllis has created around this place - the peacock, the emus, the black cat. A fox carrying on with the chickens," Jamie Wyeth said the other day, standing in front of the painting, titled Pointlookout Farmlife. Amid the swans and low-flying geese in the bottom right corner, kicking at some of those chickens with his hind legs, is a yearling.
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June 17, 2001 | By Catherine Quillman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
How do different generations of Americans view the patriots and pirates of their day? That topic - and all its subtle shades of meaning - is broadly addressed in "One Nation: Patriots and Pirates Portrayed by N.C. Wyeth and James Wyeth," which opened recently at the Brandywine River Museum. While the exhibit offers a balanced showing of work by the patriarch of one of America's most celebrated artistic families and his grandson, it also manages to convey an entire country's evolving views, from the early 20th century to the present.
NEWS
September 25, 1988 | By Shelly Phillips, Special to The Inquirer
For two years, Frank Fowler lost the focal piece of his living room in Lookout Mountain, Tenn. The art dealer and his wife moved other pictures around, trying to fill the void. They plugged the space, but sorely missed Automaton, by Jamie Wyeth, which they had loaned to the Brandywine River Museum as part of An American Vision: Three Generations of Wyeth Art. Last weekend, Fowler eagerly approached the third-floor gallery. He grinned at the picture of the rakishly dressed French clown, which eerily appeared to grin right back at him. "Our home was done around that picture," said Fowler, who has collected Wyeths for about 25 years.
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April 26, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
George A. "Frolic" Weymouth, 79, a prominent conservationist and artist who founded and chaired the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art, died Sunday morning at his home in Chadds Ford, the conservancy said. He had been hospitalized recently for pneumonia, said Andrew Stewart, a spokesman for the organization. Mr. Weymouth, a member of the du Pont family, was a seminal force in preserving tens of thousands of acres of picturesque scenery around the Brandywine River in Pennsylvania and Delaware.
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March 20, 2016
An Octoroon (Wilma Theater). The 21st-century sensibility of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins renovates Dion Boucicault's 1859 smash-hit antebellum melodrama, about forbidden cross-racial love and its consequences. Wednesday through April 10. Peter and the Starcatcher (Walnut Theater). A prequel to the Peter Pan stories, based on the comic novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. A creative romp, with quite a set. Wednesday through May 1. Rumors (Bristol Riverside Theatre). Neil Simon takes us to one of the most hilariously unprepared parties in history - and spins out of control from there.
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March 9, 2016 | By Wendy Rosenfield, For The Inquirer
There are plenty of examples of iconic dancer/visual art collaborations - Degas' ballerinas, Jasper Johns' set for Merce Cunningham, John Sloan's Isadora Duncan - but one in particular has local resonance. David Rush's Nureyev's Eyes , at Delaware Theatre Company, examines the long friendship between Russian defector and ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev and Chadds Ford painter Jamie Wyeth. The production, lifted straight from the George Street Playhouse, features the same team: William Connell as Wyeth, Bill Dawes as Nureyev (until March 16, when Jed Peterson - played Nureyev in the play's world premiere at Florida's American Stage Theatre Company - takes over the role)
NEWS
March 4, 2016
 Liberty City Radio Theatre (Society Hill Playhouse) After 55 years, the venerable house stages its last play, a live show in the style of old-time radio. (Performances at 8 p.m. today and Saturday). * Two Trains Running (Arden Theatre) Follow-up to Fences in August Wilson's monumental "Pittsburgh Cycle" touches down in Pittsburgh's Hill District in momentous 1969. (Thursday through April 10.) * Driving Miss Daisy (Act II Playhouse, Ambler) Alfred Uhry's award-winner about a car, a driver, his boss - and a nation's changing attitudes.
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January 18, 2015 | By Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Staff Writer
It all seems normal and matter-of-fact to Jamie Wyeth. He enters his grandfather's old studio, a National Historic Landmark owned and operated by the Brandywine River Museum, and there is the familiar birch bark canoe suspended from the ceiling, high in the barnlike space. There is the stuffed river otter, as fierce as ever; there, the model schooner; there, the carved bull's head, the horse head, the old camera, calipers, brushes, palette. And on an easel, left exactly as it was when N.C. Wyeth died in 1945, is an unfinished portrait of George Washington on horseback.
NEWS
December 7, 2014 | By Frank Wilson, For The Inquirer
A contemporary master painter and one of the greatest painters of all time, jewelry made in accordance with an ancient tradition and jewelry made millennia ago by a people nearly forgotten, the records of life set in stone-these are just some of what is featured in this season's selection of books designed for both reading and display. They're all worth their price tags. Jamie Wyeth by Elliot Bostwick Davis and David Houston (MFA Publications, $50). It's time Jamie Wyeth's work was looked at on its own terms, not in terms of family resemblances.
NEWS
August 11, 2014 | By Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Staff Writer
That an expansive exhibition of work by painter Charles Burchfield is about to open at a Philadelphia-area museum is not an everyday event. Burchfield, who died in 1967, may not be well known here - he lived in Ohio and upstate New York - but he is considered one of the finest watercolorists ever to ply the trade in North America. "Breathtaking," wrote critic Christopher Knight of a 2009 Burchfield exhibition in Los Angeles. For Philadelphia, the exhibition is certainly welcome because it is unusual.
NEWS
June 24, 2013 | By Edward J. Sozanski, Contributing Art Critic
Born 64 years apart in different centuries, Jamie Wyeth and Rockwell Kent are distinctly different artists. Yet they share a deep familiarity with and affection for a small island called Monhegan, 12 miles off the coast of mid-Maine. It's not just that Wyeth and Kent painted on isolated, picturesque Monhegan; scores of American artists have done that, beginning in the mid-19th century. Living there at different times for extended periods, they became intimate with the granite-ribbed, seagirt community to a degree that eludes casual or seasonal visitors.
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