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Adam Johnson's House at Ring and Bullock Roads, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
Date: 1944
Medium: Graphite and watercolor on paper
Dimensions: 22 9/16 x 31 3/16 in. (57.3 x 79.2 cm) frame: 31 1/2 x 39 3/4 x 1 in. (80 x 101 x 2.5 cm)
Credit Line: Bequest of Frank H. Mackie, Jr., 1992
Object Number: 1992-77
About: It has been noted that sometimes a name appears in Wyeth's titles, but the person named is absent, creating a sort of metaphorical portrait. Here Wyeth summons up the presence of his friend and neighbor Adam Johnson while musing about the land and its history: I paint these hills here not because they're better than other hills. It's that I was born here. And I can do an awful lot of thinking and dreaming about the past and future - the timelessness of these rocks and these hills - about all the people who have existed here.
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