Painter's Folly

Painters Folly

Painter's Folly is an Italianate style home built in 1857 by Samuel Painter. This historic house is located along Baltimore Pike, just east of the Brandywine Battlefield Park. Painter's Folly was the home of Howard Pyle, the founder of the Brandywine School of Art. One of the many students that Pyle had under his tutelage was N.C. Wyeth. More recently, N.C. Wyeth's son, Andrew Wyeth, frequented Painter's Folly, where he rendered many paintings of the historic house and environs. In March 2018, Chadds Ford Township purchased Painter's Folly as part of Township's Open Space inventory to preserve the house and three and one-half acre property. 

Painter's Folly: A Comprehensive History