The Models of Pont-Aven, c.
Robert Wylie (1839 - February 4, 1877), American artist, was
born in the Isle of
Man and brought to the United States as a
studied in the schools of the Pennsylvania
Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, later serving a curator.
1870, Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J.
In 1860, he helped
found the Philadelphia Sketch
, now one of the nation's oldest artists' clubs. His early
work as a sculptor in Philadelphia is little known, with only a few
works positively attributed to him.
the directors of the Pennsylvania Academy sent Wylie to France to
He went to Pont-Aven
, in the early sixties, where he
remained until his death there in 1877. He painted Breton
peasants and scenes in the history of Brittany; among his important
works was a large canvas, "The Death of a Vendean Chief," now at
Museum of Art, New York.
He won a medal of the second
class at the Paris Salon of 1872.
- Myers, Julia Rowland. "Robert Wylie: Philadelphia sculptor,
1856-1863", Archives of American Art Journal, v. 40 no.
1/2 (2000) p. 4-17.