Brandywine Battlefield Revolutionary Dining Series
January 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us on January 22, 2019 at The Gables at Chadds Ford for our next Revolutionary Dining Series featuring internationally recognized artist, Adrian Martinez.
“The Facts Remain the Same, Only the Meaning Changes: Picturing the Battle of Brandywine for the 21st Century”
Martinez will present and discuss his latest series of oil paintings, oil sketches, and drawings which serve as the groundwork for his current project depicting the largest land engagement of the American Revolution, the Battle of Brandywine, and its immediate aftermath.
Beginning with the recently completed “Cornwallis at Dawn” and “Trimble’s Ford: 10:00am,” Martinez plans to depict twelve evocative moments inspired by the day long Battle of Brandywine of September 11, 1777. His presentation will focus on each stage of his process- the inspiration he draws from the rich history of early America, especially in Chester County, the sources for his historical research, and his use of photographs, reenactors, and his own imagination when creating each painting. Martinez will particularly focus on his most recent painting, “Looting of the Gilpin Home.” The Gilpin home is located within Brandywine Battlefield Park and was the scene of English and German military confronting the Quaker, Gideon Gilpin, with the consequences of his support for the American cause.
About the Speaker:
Adrian Martinez is an internationally known professional artist whose work combines a rigorously classical technique with an intensely emotional vision. He was born in Philadelphia, PA, but grew up in Washington, D.C. He studied painting and printmaking and received degrees from the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore, Maryland (BFA), St. Martin’s School of Art in London, England (CS) and Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana (MA). Adrian is also an art instructor and lecturer who speaks on subjects which include art history, old master techniques, art appreciation, and early Pennsylvania History.
Adrian’s work is in public and private collections all over the United States and Europe. President George W. and Mrs. Laura Bush commissioned him to paint two large landscapes commemorating the National Park’s theme for the White House holiday season in 2007 and these two works are now installed in the George W. Bush Presidential Library. Adrian also designed the White House Holiday Card for President and Mrs. Bush in 2001.
In 2010, Adrian was invited to Ankara University in Turkey to the Artist in Residence Symposium and two paintings are now part of the Ankara University collection. Some of his other public works include an 8×16 foot mural installed at Marshall High School in Marshall, Texas and a 10×20 foot mural which depicts the history of the Waggoner Ranch in the Red River Valley Museum in Vernon, Texas. He was commissioned by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to commemorate St. John Neumann and St. Katherine Drexel with an etching in 2000. Adrian created and curated a show at the Chester County Historical Society centered around twelve original paintings depicting the history of Southeastern Pennsylvania from 1750 to 1800. Adrian is a member of the Downingtown Friends Meeting, is on the Board of Trustees for Old Caln Meetinghouse, is a former board member of the Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates and serves on the Downingtown Planning Commission.
Date: January 22, 2019
Location: The Gables at Chadds Ford
423 Baltimore Pike
Chadds Ford, Pa 19317
Ticket Price: $50
(Ticket includes meal (salad, dinner & dessert, coffee), lecture, and question & answer session with speaker. *Alcoholic beverages available for purchase
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