Pulse: Character: Victoria Browning Wyeth

Age: 30.

Provenance: Scion of three generations of famously elusive Wyeth artists — her great-grandfather N.C., ­grandfather Andrew and uncle Jamie.

Where you’ve seen her: At the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, where her spirited tours regale visitors with an insider’s insights.

What’s on her plate this month: Jamie’s exhibit, Seven Deadly Sins, in which seagulls portray lust, greed, envy, etc., opens September 12th.

On her celebrated grandfather: “Behind every painting is an emotion. Even though he’s done 10,000 different pictures, he had 10,000 different emotions.” Since his death in January, “These paintings aren’t just paintings; they’re little visual memories of my grandfather. That’s all I have left, these paintings.”

Why she loves her job:
“I give tours twice a day, six days a week, almost 10 months a year. I still catch myself on the tour staring and saying, ‘How the hell did he do that?’”

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  • john

    Vic, you look really good. i haven’t seen you for awhile nro have the kids. i still owe you a parm dinner.

  • peter

    Victoria, I was on a tour a couple of years back and wanted to ask you about your memories of your grandmother Gleklen. The Gleklens and the Grossmans were best friends and I thought she was a remarkable woman. How do you remember her. I know all your family on the Gleklen side from Donny to Meredith to Jane and Judy and Susie. Wonderful tour by the way. I just received a long email from Judy talking about her charity work.

  • Christopher

    Great photo, nice piece. Good to hear you’re still around and doing well.