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Celebrating George “Frolic” Weymouth


A selection of landscapes and portraits by noted artist George A. “Frolic” Weymouth (1936–2016) is on view at the Brandywine River Museum of Art in a display organized in memory of the late artist. Fifteen works by Weymouth—a founder of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art and its longtime chairman—will be on view in a gallery adjacent to the one where the work of his longtime friend and mentor, famed American artist Andrew Wyeth, is displayed.

“Frolic had a remarkable eye,” says Thomas Padon, director of the Brandywine Museum of Art. “Heir to the Brandywine school of artists, which he greatly admired, Weymouth worked in tempera and watercolor to create a highly personal panorama of the landscapes and people he knew.” In 2018, Weymouth will be the subject of a major retrospective organized by the Brandywine, with noted scholar Joseph J. Rishel as guest curator. 

Frolic Weymouth was a visionary conservationist, philanthropist and accomplished sportsman. His tireless work for nearly 50 years helped the Conservancy grow from its initial 47 acres of preserved land to more than 62,000 today and enabled the museum to amass a collection of 4,000 works of American art, especially works by artists who have lived and worked in the Brandywine valley, most notably that of the Wyeth family. The Brandywine River Museum of Art features an outstanding collection of American art housed in a 19th-century mill building with a dramatic steel and glass addition overlooking the banks of the Brandywine.

For more information, call (610) 388-2700 or visit www.brandywinemuseum.org.