PA: The Bucolic Bandywine Valley

Published Date Author: , November 20th, 2011

Brandywine Valley Gay TravelWith its bucolic rolling hills, quaint colonial-era homes and vineyards, the Southeast Pennsylvania countryside is the perfect place to escape the nearby megalopolis’ hustle and bustle. And it’s even closer than one may think.

Located roughly an hour southwest of Philadelphia, the Brandywine Valley provided the backdrop for one of the country’s most celebrated artistic dynasties.

Born in Chadds Ford along the Brandywine River on July 12, 1917, Andrew Wyeth was the youngest of illustrator and artist N.C. Wyeth’s five children. N.C. Wyeth became famous in 1911 when he painted a series of illustrations that appeared in Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island,” but Andrew Wyeth became renowned in his own right with “Christina’s World,” “Winter 1946” and a series of paintings of Helga Testorf and neighbors Anna and Karl Kruener.

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