James Browning Wyeth
(born July 6, 1946) is a contemporary American realist
painter. He was raised in Chadds Ford Township, Pennsylvania
, son of Andrew Wyeth
and grandson of N.C. Wyeth
. He is artistic heir to the Brandywine School
Tradition, painters who worked in the rural Brandywine River
area of Delaware
, portraying its people, animals, and landscape.
James “Jamie” Wyeth was the second child of Andrew and Betsy Wyeth, born in three years after brother Nicholas. He was raised on his parents' farm "The Mill" in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
, in much the same way as his father had been brought up, and with much the same influences. He demonstrated the same remarkable skill in drawing as his father had done at comparable ages. He attended public school for six years and afterwards was privately tutored by his family, concentrating on art. His brother Nicholas, his only sibling, became an art dealer.
At age 12, Jamie studied with his aunt Carolyn Wyeth
, a well-known artist in her own right, and the resident at that time of the N. C. Wyeth House and Studio
, filled with the art work and props of his grandfather. In the morning he studied English and history at his home, and in the afternoon joined other students at the studio, learning fundamentals of drawing and composition. He stated later, "She was very restrictive. It wasn’t interesting, but it was... Read More