This exhibition at the Brandywine River Museum, 6/15- 11/17/2013 examines the fascination that the island of Monhegan and its people held for both Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) and Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946). Although the two artists never met, their paintings, when viewed together, depict over a century’s worth of Monhegan life and landmarks from vantage points many other artist never beheld. The exhibition will include examples of some of Wyeth’s most recent paintings and a number of Kent’s from major museum collections. Wyeth’s paintings are often created with his “back to the sea,” as he describes it, focusing on the people who inhabit the island, while Kent gravitates to coastal views of the Monhegan headlands.The exhibition is organized by the Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine. The Brandywine River Museum is expanding upon the original exhibition, and will include more than a dozen additional works and the debut of a new painting by Wyeth.