André Harvey (b. 1941)
In this life-size sculpture, André Harvey captured the form and personality of a particular pig that he encountered in rural Pennsylvania. After modeling her in clay, Harvey created a small bronze sculpture of the pig, The Portrait Sitter (also in the museum's collection), followed by this life-size version.
Harvey grew up in the Brandywine Valley and in 1969, after briefly working as a journalist, studied sculpture with Michel Anasse in France and with Charles Parks in Delaware in the 1970s. He established a studio at Breck's Mill on the Brandywine River in Wilmington, Delaware, where he has created the highly detailed sculptures of animals, birds, insects and plant forms for which he is best known. Helen, like much of Harvey's work, was made by the artist using the lost-wax process.
Purchased with funds given anonymously, 1989
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Erected by the Brandywine River Museum of Art.
Location. 39° 52.183′ N, 75° 35.589′ W. Marker is in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Touch for map. Marker and artwork are along the trail between the Brandywine River
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gradient (River Walk), 2015 (here, next to this marker); Miss Gratz, 1984 (within shouting distance of this marker); Gradient (Maple Tree), 2015 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); R. B. Monument, 2004 (about 300 feet away); Andrew Wyeth Studio (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Brandywine (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Chads Springhouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); The John Chads House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chadds Ford.
Also see . . .
1. André Harvey: The Artist & Sculptor. (Submitted on August 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Brandywine River Museum of Art. (Submitted on September 1, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.