NC Wyeth

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Birthday
22, 1882
Birthplace
Needham, MA
Death Date
Oct 19, 1945 (62)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
22, 1882
Birthplace
Needham, MA
Death Date
Oct 19, 1945 (62)

About

Painter and illustrator who created artwork for "Treasure Island" and "Robinson Crusoe." His oeuvre consisted of 3,000 paintings and 112 illustrated books.

Before Fame

His mentor and teacher was Howard Pyle, the father of American illustration. His first commission was for The Saturday Evening Post's February 21, 1903, cover, on which he painted a bucking bronco.

Trivia

His work adorned many popular periodicals, including Century, Harper's Monthly, Ladies' Home Journal, McClure's, Outing, The Popular Magazine, and Scribner's.

Family Life

He was the oldest of three brothers and spent his childhood hunting, fishing, and working on his family's Massachusetts farm. He had five children; his son Andrew Wyeth became a renowned painter.

Associated With

His mother loved literature and was an acquaintance of Henry David Thoreau.