In addition to his roles as founder and board chairman of the Brandywine Conservancy, land and historic preservationist, George A. “Frolic” Weymouth (1936-2016) was a highly talented artist. The Way Back: The Paintings of George A. Weymouth, a landmark exhibition of approximately sixty-five of Weymouth’s best works of art in all media will reveal the breadth of his visual investigations. From the loose energetic style and monochromatic palette of Weymouth’s early oils in the 1950s, the mature artist, mentored by his close friend Andrew Wyeth, used the mediums of watercolor and egg tempera to create haunting, hushed landscapes and powerful portraits.
(Photo: George A. Weymouth, August, 1974, tempera on panel, 48 in x 48 in, Gift of George A. Weymouth and McCoy du Pont Weymouth in honor of Mr. and Mrs. George T. Weymouth, 2017, © George A. Weymouth)