Phyllis Wyeth memorial exhibit at BRM

Through May 5, a memorial exhibition celebrating the life of Phyllis Mills Wyeth (Nov. 13, 1940-Jan. 14, 2019) features a selection of portraits created by her husband, artist Jamie Wyeth. Phyllis Mills Wyeth: A Celebration includes works in a variety of media by Jamie Wyeth that reflect Phyllis' vibrant spirit and love of nature, horses, and her ever-present dogs.

From the late 1960s onward, Phyllis Wyeth served as a muse to her spouse and these intimate works capture moments from her life across the decades of their marriage. Phyllis Mills Wyeth: A Celebration features 28 paintings and drawings, ranging from the Jamie Wyeth's first portrait of her (Phyllis Mills, 1967)-depicted outdoors and covered in fallen leaves-to more recent work, such as the lushly painted Overslept (2018).

Phyllis Wyeth was a member of the Bran­dywine's first board of trustees in the late 1960s and a major supporter of the organization. In addition to her work with the Brandywine she was a noted philanthropist, conservationist, environmentalist, arts supporter, accom­plished horsewoman and a staunch advocate for the rights of the disabled.

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