First father of Chadds Ford art

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Island Funeral, 1939, egg tempera and oil on hardboard, 44 1/2 x 52 3/8”. Brandywine River Museum of Art, Gift of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art, 2017

When most people in the area think about art in Chadds Ford, the name Wyeth is sure to come to mind. Most people would think of Andrew Wyeth since he grew up in Chadds Ford and many people here today knew him personally. Other people would think of his son Jamie. But the progenitor, the founding father of the famous art family was Newell Convers…

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