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Bayard Taylor Berndt (1908-1987)

Now available!

Bayard Taylor Berndt - Brandywine Valley Artist

by David Berndt

Hardcover Signed Edition


The artist's son, David Berndt, has spent years tracking down his father's work. Although nearly half of his 500 paintings are still unaccounted for, Mr. Berndt has decided to produce the first published collection of his father's art. He has created an informative and entertaining account of his father's life and career as the proprietor of Wilmington's renowned art supply and frame shop - Hardcastle's - and leader of its venerable art community. In his introduction, Charles Allmond defines the book's theme: Bayard Berndt's domain extended to "History, Industry, and Art." David tells this story with over 160 maps, photographs, and colorful paintings.

Hardcastle Galleries is pleased to present a special collection of art by one of the Brandywine Valley's most prolific artists, the late Bayard Taylor Berndt (B.T.).

B.T.'s dream was to paint murals of regional historic events, reminiscent of N.C. Wyeth's illustrative style, who was one of his instructors. Using a bold, plein aire method of painting, he recreated scenes such as Christmas in New Castle in 1750, Lafayette's Quarters in Chadds Ford and sleigh races in Newark, Delaware.

Some of B.T.'s original works are in the collections of: Hotel duPont, Wilmington Trust, Delmarva Power, University of Delaware, Avon, and numerous private companies. Many of his paintings are still privately owned and treasured from one generation to the next, rarely being sold on the open market.

Hardcastle Galleries is excited to bring you the Bayard T. Berndt Fine Art Collection - fine art reproductions that capture the essence of the Brandywine Valley that enthralled artists such as Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, and so many others. These fine art reproductions are available on canvas, in most cases at the original size. (Custom sizes available on request.)

Please call Hardcastle Gallery at 302.655.5230 for more information.

The Bayard Taylor Berndt Collection

A collection of 15 Replica Fine Art Reproductions on canvas.
Now available exclusively through Hardcastle Galleries.
(If you are a dealer please contact us for wholesale pricing.)

Brandywine Ford
24 x 40
$ 600.00

Buckley's Tavern
24 x 36
$ 450.00

Clifton Mills
16 x 32
$ 300.00

Old Barn in Coatesville
24 x 36
$ 450.00

23 x 32
$ 400.00

Hagee's Tavern
24 x 36
$ 450.00

Old New Castle
24 x 40
$ 600.00

New Castle Harbor
20 x 24
$ 400.00

Historic New Castle
26 x 35
$ 450.00

Dutch House, New Castle
24 x 33
$ 450.00

Our House from the Barn
19 x 34
$ 400.00

Paper Mill Covered Bridge
20 x 24
$ 300.00

Wilmington Riverfront, ca 1840
22 x 44
$ 600.00

Smith Bridge., ca 1961
24 x 36
$ 450.00

Spangler's Mill
(on Yellow Breech's Creek)
21 x 32
$ 400.00