Artist Jamie Wyeth, a member of the famous painting clan that includes his late father, Andrew, and grandfather, N.C., has often traveled far beyond his Chadds Ford-area home. But it is Point Lookout, his expansive Delaware County farm, where he nurtured the relationships that have produced some of his most-admired paintings.
There's Den-Den, the plump porcine pet memorialized in "Portrait of Pig," and Culture Vulture, the rescued bird Wyeth raised who is depicted in "Portrait of Vulture," and Eighty-Six, a formidable black and white bull who charged the artist when he was working on "Eighty-Six and Sixty-Seven."
Now, five decades of Wyeth's work is on display at the Brandywine River Museum in “Farm Work by Jamie Wyeth,” a 70-work exhibition that runs through Sept. 11.
During a recent autograph session at the museum, Wyeth charmed an appreciative audience, many of whom had questions about the myriad animals featured in the paintings.