Artist Karl J. Kuerner and author Bruce E. Mowday give presentation at General Warren inne

Kuerner and Mowday will talk about their book Emotional Brandywine.

May 29, 2024

Renowned artist Karl J. Kuerner and author Bruce E. Mowday

present a special program on their book Emotional Brandywine

at the General Warren on Wednesday, June 26

Those attending will have a chance to interact with artist and author

          MALVERN _ The historic General Warren is hosting a dinner program with artist Karl J. Kuerner and author Bruce E. Mowday. They will give a presentation on their newly released book, Emotional Brandywine.

“The General Warren is a wonderful venue to talk about the American Revolution,” Mowday said. “The inn played a part in the Philadelphia campaign just after the September 11, 1777, battle at Brandywine.”

The event takes place on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at the General Warren, 9 Old Lancaster Road, Malvern. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a 30-minute reception with light hors d’oeuvres. A meet and greet the artist and author will take place.

Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. Kuerner and Mowday will then give the presentation. Reservations are required for the event. To make a reservation, call the General Warren at 610 296-3637 and mention the lecture. The cost is $59.00 per person and includes dinner, unlimited soft beverages, coffee, and family style mini sweets. Adult beverages, tax and gratuity are additional.

Kuerner created 22 paintings depicting the essence of the largest land battle of the American Revolution. Mowday captured the history of the historic engagement and the emotion fashioned by Kuerner’s paintings.

“This is our second book in a series,” Kuerner said. “We began with Emotional Gettysburg. I selected scenes to paint that had significance to our nation’s history. Bruce wrote the essays. Readers told us after reading Emotional Gettysburg, they never will view Gettysburg the same.”

Mowday added, “The area covered by the battle at Brandywine, from the village of Kennett Square, across the fields of Chadds Ford and on to the town of Chester, is special today and in history. Karl creates special, thoughtful paintings. Karl’s paintings are impressive in Emotional Brandywine.”

Signed books will be available for purchase.

Kuerner was raised on land where skirmishes took place during the battle of Brandywine. His neighbors were the Wyeth family of artists. Kuerner’s artistic talent was recognized and nurtured at a very young age by Carolyn Wyeth – sister of Andrew Wyeth and a renowned artist in her own right.

​            Kuerner grew up surrounded by artists and the task of painting. From the age of seven he watched Andrew Wyeth paint some of his greatest works at the Kuerner Farm – Karl’s family homestead for three generations – and a major source of inspiration for more than 1,000 of Wyeth’s works of art – and eventually over 300 of Kuerner’s own works.

​            As Kuerner matured artistically, Andrew Wyeth took a keen interest in the young artist and took him under his wing – mentoring and teaching him for more than three decades. “Wyeth looked at Karl Kuerner and said, ‘It’s up to you to carry this on. And it won’t be easy’. . . . Wyeth added, ‘Karl understands what I’m about: pure, deep, emotion.  I have always emphasized to Karl that an artist must paint what he loves . . . and Karl has been painting that which he loves for nearly forty years now. His work is inspiring and deeply introspective . . . it exhibits a strong honest quality that comes from deep within and touches the ordinary in a profound way.”

​            Although Kuerner was initially influenced by the Wyeths, he is certainly not one of them – nor does he want to be. He is described by many as a fine painter of great merit – possessing his own intimate and straightforward style. He paints realistically using strong abstract shapes. He paints portraits of great variety. For more information on Kuerner and his paintings, see

Mowday is an award-winning author and newspaper reporter. He has authored more than 25 books on history, sports, business and true crime. Mowday has appeared on numerous television and radio shows. For information on Mowday, see