Happy Birthday, N.C. Wyeth

Happy Birthday, N.C. Wyeth

“Painting and illustration cannot be mixed—one cannot merge from one into the other.” 

Newell Convers Wyeth  aka N.C.Wyeth October 22, 1882 – October 19, 1945

American artist and illustrator, creator of over 3,000 paintings and illustrator of 112 books.  He is best known for his illustrations of Treasure Island, The Last of the Mohicans and The Yearling.

10 Comments

    1. Clanmother

      ChasingART came into being because I realized I knew very little about art and artistic endeavours. There is so much creative talent within our world and yet, I gave little thought or appreciation to the amount of work and effort that went into this type of undertaking. We lead busy lives; sometimes we forget to allow for beauty, drama, poetry and song. That is what makes our existence meaningful…

      I admired the illustrations in “Treasure Island” but I didn’t know who created them until now. Better late than never when it comes to acquiring knowledge.
      Thank you for stopping by – much appreciated. 🙂

    1. Clanmother

      Yes, he was. But he was also the father of Henriette Wyeth Hurd, Carolyn Wyeth, Ann Wyeth McCoy, and Nathaniel C. Wyeth. They were all well known artists, except for Nathaniel who was a mechanical engineer and inventor best known for creating polyethylene terephthalate, widely used today for both carbonated and non-carbonated drinks. I can only imagine the conversation around the dinner table. They had some amazing guests that would drop by from time to time: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Joseph Hergesheimer, Hugh Walpole, Lillian Gish, and John Gilbert. N.C. Wyeth’s mother’s friends included Henry David Thoreau and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. What a collection creative people! 🙂

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