George Alexis Weymouth, American artist and conservationist, Died at 79

George Alexis Weymouth was born on June 2, 1936, and died on April 24, 2016.

He was known better as Frolic Weymouth.

He was an American artist, whip or stager and conservationist.

George served on the United States Commission of Fine Arts in the 1970s and was a member of the storied Du Pont family.

His early work, done in egg tempera, was often highly personal.

Weymouth’s portrait of his grandfather, Eugene du Pont, Jr., features the detail of a herringbone suit coat and the worn fabric of a favorite recliner.

He painted portraits of Luciano Pavarotti (1982) and of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1995), Queen Elizabeth’s husband, a work which hangs in Windsor Castle.

He was selected by ]]NASA]] to paint at Cape Kennedy during the moon shots.

During his circle of fellow artists, Weymouth became a close friend and relation of artist Andrew Wyeth. He was married to artist Anna Brelsford McCoy, Andrew Wyeth’s niece.

The couple divorced in 1979.

Weymouth was the confidant who secretly hid Andrew Wyeth’s nudes of Prussian-born neighbor and caretaker Helga Testorf for 17 years before they became public.

George Alexis Weymouth helped found the Brandywine River Museum, which presents the work of Andrew Wyeth, N.C. Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth, other Wyeth family members (including those such as Peter Hurd related by marriage) and selections from the cannon of American art.

George served on the Visual Arts Panel of the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts and received many awards, including the Cliveden Heritage Preservation Award and the []University of Delaware]] Merit Award for Community Service.

George Alexis Weymouth was a member of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts from 1972 to 1977.

He was a whip, the owner, and driver of a coach.

George Alexis Weymouth acquired a collection of antique coaches and carriages and used them regularly

George Alexis Weymouth resided in an 18th-century on a 250 acres (1,000,000 m2)-estate called “Big Bend” in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, that he purchased in 1961

He was married to Anna Brelsford McCoy for 18 years until their divorce in 1979.

George Alexis Weymouth has one son, Mac, whom he adopted.

George Alexis Weymouth passed away at 79 yrs old.