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Andrew Wyeth’s ‘Ides of March’


The exhibition Ides of March: The Making of a Masterpiece is a focused study on the development of one of Andrew Wyeth’s most famous tempera paintings, Ides of March.

A visitor enjoys another Andrew Wyeth painting at the Brandywine River Museum, which has a gallery of Wyeth's work.

In preparation for the final painting, Wyeth made nearly 60 studies, from quick notational sketches to finely delineated drawings, and more than 30 of those studies are displayed. Assembled together for the first time, along with the rarely seen tempera painting, these studies provide remarkable insight into the artist’s creative approach and generative imagery.

Ides of March was completed in 1974 and is in a private collection.

The exhibit is at the Brandywine River Museum and is presented by M&T Bank.