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The Way Back: The Paintings of George A. Weymouth - A Brandywine Valley Visionary

Written by Annette Blaugrund, Joseph J. Rishel

The first monograph on this highly talented American realist painter, an heir to the Brandywine school of artists.

In the tradition of American landscape painters such as Andrew Wyeth, comes the first monograph of George "Frolic" Weymouth, who painted the landscapes and people of the Brandywine River valley and its surrounding areas. A book for Sunday painters, Wyeth lovers, and landscape painting enthusiasts.

American artist George A. “Frolic” Weymouth (1936–2016) was a visionary conservationist, coachman, and accomplished painter. Like his friend and artistic mentor Andrew Wyeth, Weymouth worked chiefly in egg tempera and watercolor to create a highly personal panorama of the landscapes and people he knew in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, where he lived.

Weymouth, a sixth-generation member of the du Pont family, was not only a skillful painter but also a seminal force in preserving tens of thousands of acres of picturesque scenery around the Brandywine River in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Weymouth also cofounded the Brandywine River Museum of Art, home to a distinguished collection of American art dating to the mid-nineteenth century and renowned for its holdings representing three generations of the Wyeth family of artists. Richly illustrated with Weymouth’s paintings and sketches from throughout his career, this large-format volume also includes a chronology of the artist’s fascinating life, illustrated with many personal and archival images.

• Hardback; 160 pages with 115 color and 30 black & white illustrations.

• Dimensions: 9.8" x .9" x 13.4".
For more than 35 years, beginning with the first Point-to-Point in 1979, "Frolic" Weymouth led the parade of horse drawn carriages that opened Winterthur's steeple chase event.

Beginning at his home, The Big Bend, in Chadds Ford, Weymouth would lead the parade six miles to the Winterthur Estate. Over the years, celebrities such as Martha Steward and Ted Kennedy have joined in the parade.

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