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N.C. Wyeth

N.C. Wyeth ca. 1920
Birth name Newell Convers Wyeth
Born October 22, 1882
Needham, Massachusetts, United States
Died October 19, 1945
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, United States
Nationality American
Famous works Treasure Island, Robinson Crusoe
Influenced by Howard Pyle

Newell Convers Wyeth (October 22, 1882October 19, 1945), known as N.C. Wyeth, was an American artist and illustrator. Born in Needham, Massachusetts, he was the star pupil of Howard Pyle and became one of America's greatest illustrators.[1] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 496 × 599 pixels Full resolution (1000 × 1208 pixel, file size: 282 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) N. C. Wyeth ca. ... October 22 is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 70 days remaining. ... Year 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Needham is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. ... October 19 is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania is a small township 30 miles southwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in Delaware County. ... Howard Pyle (March 5, 1853-November 9, 1911) was an American illustrator and writer, primarily of books for young audiences. ... October 22 is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 70 days remaining. ... Year 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... October 19 is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday. ... The definition of an artist is wide-ranging and covers a broad spectrum of activities to do with creating art, practising the arts and/or demonstrating an art. ... An illustrator is a graphic artist who specializes in enhancing written text by providing a visual representation that corresponds to the content of the associated text. ... Needham is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Howard Pyle (March 5, 1853-November 9, 1911) was an American illustrator and writer, primarily of books for young audiences. ...


His first published work appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post in 1903. In 1911 he painted a series of illustrations for an edition of the book, Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson. He also illustrated editions of The Yearling, The White Company, Robinson Crusoe, The Last of the Mohicans, Kidnapped (1937), and Robin Hood. During his lifetime, Wyeth created over 3,000 paintings and illustrated 112 books,[2] 25 of them for Scribner's, the work for which he is best known.[1] A cover of the Saturday Evening Post from 1903 The Saturday Evening Post was a weekly magazine published in the United States from August 4, 1821 to February 8, 1969. ... Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of buccaneers and buried gold. First published as a book in 1883, it was originally serialised in the childrens magazine Young Folks between 1881-82 under the title The Sea Cook, or Treasure Island. ... Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis (Balfour) Stevenson (November 13, 1850–December 3, 1894), was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of Neo-romanticism in English literature. ... The Yearling is a 1938 novel written by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. ... The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle is a historical adventure set during the Hundred Years War. ... Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published in 1719 and sometimes regarded as the first novel in English. ... Wikisource has original text related to this article: The Last of the Mohicans For other uses, see The Last of the Mohicans (disambiguation). ... Robin Hood memorial statue in Nottingham. ... Charles Scribners Sons is a publisher that was founded in 1846 at the Brick Church Chapel on New Yorks Park Row. ...


For fathering and inventing the Wyeth clan in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, his life is "larger than his accomplishments." Wyeth was a realist painter just as the camera and photography began to compete with his craft.[3] Sometimes seen as melodramatic, his illustrations were designed to be understood quickly.[4] Wyeth who was both a painter and an illustrator, understood the difference, and said in 1908, "painting and illustration cannot be mixed–one cannot merge from one into the other."[3] Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania is a small township 30 miles southwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in Delaware County. ... Realists render everyday characters, situations, dilemmas, and objects, all in an true-to-life manner. ...

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Life

Wyeth in his studio, 1903 or 1904
Wyeth in his studio, 1903 or 1904

N.C. Wyeth is the father of Andrew Wyeth, Henriette Wyeth Hurd, Carolyn Wyeth, Ann Wyeth McCoy, and Nathaniel C. Wyeth. Andrew, Henriette, and Carolyn became artists as well. Ann became an artist and composer. Nathaniel became an engineer for DuPont and worked on the team that invented the plastic soda bottle. Henriette and Ann married two of N.C.'s proteges, Peter Hurd and John W. McCoy. N.C. Wyeth is the grandfather of artist Jamie Wyeth and musician Howard Wyeth.[5] Image File history File links NC_Wyeth_ca1903-1904. ... Image File history File links NC_Wyeth_ca1903-1904. ... Andrew Newell Wyeth (born July 12, 1917) is an American realist painter, one of the best-known of the 20th century. ... Henriette Wyeth Hurd, American artist. ... Nathaniel C. Wyeth (October 24, 1911 — July 6, 1990) was an American mechanical engineer and inventor. ... Dupont, DuPont, Du Pont, or du Pont may refer to: // E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, the worlds third largest chemical company Du Pont Motors Gilbert Dupont, a French stock brokerage part of retail banking network Crédit du Nord ST Dupont, a French manufacturer of fine... Peter Hurd, February 22, 1904 - July 9, 1984, was an American artist, born Harold Hurd, Jr. ... Jamie Wyeth is a painter, he is the son of Andrew Wyeth and grandson of N.C. Wyeth. ... Howard Pyle Wyeth (April 22, 1944–March 27, 1996), also known as Howie Wyeth, was an American drummer and pianist. ...


A bucking bronco for the cover of The Saturday Evening Post on February 21, 1903 was Wyeth's first commission as an illustrator.[6] That year he described his work as, "true, solid American subjects–nothing foreign about them."[7] His early trips to the western United States inspired a period of images of cowboys and Native Americans that dramatized the Old West.[4] February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1900 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... For other uses, see Cowboy (disambiguation). ... Native Americans are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. ... The cowboy, the quintessential symbol of the American Old West, circa 1888. ...


Significant public collections of Wyeth's work are on display at the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford and the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine. The Brandywine River Museum is an intimate art museum, located in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, and internationally known for its collection of works by the Wyeth Family. ... The Farnsworth Art Museum is located in Rockland, Maine and is best known as one of the nations foremost holders of the paintings of the Wyeth family: N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, and Jamie Wyeth. ... Welcome to Rockland Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. ...


N.C. Wyeth died in an accident at a railway crossing along with his grandson (Nathaniel C. Wyeth's son) near his Chadds Ford home in 1945.

The Hostage by N.C. Wyeth, 1911, for Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Hostage by N.C. Wyeth, 1911, for Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Other works

  • Mowing (1907)
  • Long John Silver and Hawkins (1911)
  • The Fence Builders (1915)
  • Apotheosis of the Family (1932):[8] a 60-foot-by-19-foot mural including likenesses of members of the Wyeth family, located in a building in downtown Wilmington, Delaware[9]
  • Dying Winter (1934)
  • The Alchemist (1938)
  • Deep Cover Lobsterman (1939)
  • The War Letter (1944)
  • Nightfall (1945)
  • Stand and Deliver (19??) [9]

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See also

The Brandywine School was a style of illustration and an artists colony in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, founded by artist Howard Pyle. ... The National Museum of American Illustration (NMAI) is the first museum in the world to be devoted exclusively to American Illustration artwork. ...

Notes

  1. ^ a b ARTSEDGE, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (undated). N.C. Wyeth: A Short Biography. Retrieved on 2007-02-21.
  2. ^ Adams, Henry (June 2006). Wyeth's World. Smithsonian. Retrieved on 2007-02-21.
  3. ^ a b Gopnik, Adam (November 15, 1998). "Pictures Great," His Publisher Told Him, review of N. C. Wyeth by David Michaelis. New York Times. Retrieved on 2007-02-18.
  4. ^ a b barewalls.com (1996-2005). Newell Convers Wyeth. Retrieved on 2007-02-21.
  5. ^ Fisk, Dean (August 5, 1998). FISKE-L: Re-Nicholas Wyeth / John Fiske & Sara Wyeth. Retrieved on 2007-02-19.
  6. ^ Gerson, Donna, Michelle Frisque, Beth Kean, and Elizabeth T. Mahoney (undated). Elizabeth Nesbitt Room Illustrators Project: Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945). University of Pittsburgh. Retrieved on 2007-02-21.
  7. ^ American Art Archives (undated). N C Wyeth / Newell Convers Wyeth. Retrieved on 2007-02-21.
  8. ^ Milford, Maureen. "WSFS building fills void in city's center", Delaware News-Journal, 7 January 2007. Retrieved on 2007-01-07. 
  9. ^ a b Milford, Maureen. "Wanted: New home for Wyeth painting", Delaware News-Journal, 25 January 2007. Retrieved on 2007-01-26. 

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N. C. Wyeth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (259 words)
Wyeth's 1925 depiction of Francis Parkman, for an edition of Parkman's The Oregon Trail.
Wyeth is the father (and teacher) of artists Andrew Wyeth, Henriette Wyeth and Carolyn Wyeth, and is the grandfather of artist Jamie Wyeth.
Wyeth is also the father of Nathaniel Wyeth, who was an engineer for DuPont and worked on the team that invented the plastic soda bottle.
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N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945) was a Yankee transplant to the Brandywine Valley.
Wyeth next fell in love with the pastoral Middle Atlantic area as a subject for landscapes, about the time he and his bride, the former Carolyn Bockius, settled in the historic and picturesque Brandywine Valley.
In October 1945, N.C. Wyeth and a grandson were killed when their car stalled at a Chadds Ford railroad crossing and was struck by a passing train.
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