The Andrew Wyeth Studio in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, was named as a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service on Monday. This designation puts the studio in the company of the Kuerner Farm and the N.C. Wyeth House and Studio, all managed and made open to the public by the Brandywine River Museum of Art.
As WHYY’s Peter Crimmins reported in 2012 when the studio was first opened to public tours, Wyeth and his wife moved into the converted school house in 1940 and lived there together for 21 years. Wyeth continued to paint there until 2008. Thousands of works of art are associated with this studio, many inspired by the farms, fields and river of the Brandywine Valley.