For Immediate Release:|
Richard Meryman, author of
Andrew Wyeth: A Spoken Self-Portrait,
to speak and sign books
Friday, November 15, 2 p.m.
|Chadds Ford, PA, October 23, 2013 Richard Meryman, Andrew Wyeth biographer and author of the recently published Andrew Wyeth: A Spoken Self-Portrait, will discuss his memories of the artist based on 45 years of recorded interviews with Wyeth, his family, friends and models. |
Meryman first met Wyeth when he wrote an article about him for Life in 1964, and the two kept in touch until Wyeth's death in 2009. The son of a painter, Meryman was a reporter, correspondent, editor and staff writer at the original Life magazine for twenty-three years. He has written several books about Andrew Wyeth including Andrew Wyeth (1968), a major book of the artist's paintings and Andrew Wyeth: A Secret Life (1996), the definitive Wyeth biography.
The program is included with regular museum admission. Meryman will sign copies of his books (limit of two signatures per customer), which are available in the museum shop, following the presentation.
The Brandywine River Museum, located on U.S. Route 1 in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, is a program of the Brandywine Conservancy. Open daily (except Christmas Day) from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults; $8 for seniors ages 65 and over, $6 for students and children ages 6-12; free for children under six and Brandywine Conservancy members. Museum admission is free on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon through November 24, 2013.
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