|Local Author Book Talk: Bruce Mowday "Stealing Wyeth"|
Event Type: Adults|
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Andrew Wyeth, one of the best known American artists in the world in the 20th century, was the victim of a theft from his Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, estate. Fifteen paintings, most by Andrew and his son Jamie, were taken one Saturday night. Today, those paintings would be worth millions of dollars. The FBI and Pennsylvania State Police were the investigating agencies. Were the paintings still in America or Europe or Asia? Were the paintings pre-sold and in a private collection, being stored for future sales or destroyed because the artwork was so well known? The search for the paintings takes the investigators throughout the United States and involves dangerous thieves, gamblers, drug dealers and murderers. In the process of tracking down the thieves and the paintings, hundreds of other crimes were solved.Library: Phoenixville Public Library
"Stealing Wyeth" was researched and written by author Bruce Mowday, who covered the case as a newspaper reporter for the Daily Local News of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Barricade Books of Fort Lee, N. J., released the book in August, 2019.
Bruce E. Mowday is an award-winning author and newspaper reporter. He has authored 20 books on history, sports, business and true crime. Mowday has appeared on the Discovery ID channel, ReelZ network, C-SPAN, the Pennsylvania Cable Network, Hollywood and Beyond, Whatcha Got, Journey into the Civil War, Chronicles of the American Civil War and television shows. Civil War Monitor magazine published an article by Bruce on Gettysburg. He is a frequent speaker at various civic and historical groups. The Congress of Civil War Round Tables has named Bruce a “5-Star” speaker. Mowday has hosted his own radio shows, has been editor of magazines and was chairman of the Chester County Historical Society and president of the Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates. He is a former board member of the Valley Forge Park Alliance. He is a board member of the Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau. For more information on Mowday, his books and his schedule of events, see www.mowday.com.
Location: Carnegie Room
This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required.Contact: Mark Pinto
Contact Number: 610-933-3013 x132