The Brandywine River Valley, located in southeastern Pennsylvania, is home to the late Andrew Wyeth and birthplace of an important art movement known as the Brandywine Tradition. As this comprehensive guide unfolds, you see that this scenic valley near Philadelphia is also a microcosm of major trends in America. Explore works and lives of 100 contemporary painters, sculptors, and photographers that include realists, impressionist, modernists, and more. With more than 400 images, the book features nationally known artists, graduates of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (the nationís oldest art school), and self taught artists who have built successful careers with compelling, story-filled paintings.
Catherine Quilman is a published historian and former suburban staff writer with the Philadelphia Inquirer. She has covered the local art scene since 1985.
Works by trained and self-taught artists of southeastern Pennsylvania
Artist biographies and anecdotes about developing artistic styles
See unique studio spaces in barns and historic buildings
450 colour images