Tuesday, February 12, 2008

N.C. Wyeth

Illustrator N.C. Wyeth (1882 – 1945) Wyeth's illustrations were perhaps best loved by boys who would make a world of adventure in their backyards. His best known illustrations were for Treasure Island (1911), but he also illustrated Kidnapped (1913), Robin Hood (1917), The Last of the Mohicans (1919), Robinson Crusoe (1920), Rip Van Winkle (1921), and did work for prominent periodicals including Century, Harper's Monthly, Ladies' Home Journal, McClure's, and Outing. His children were raised wild, focusing more on discovery than academics. All his children became artists and scientists - Andrew, his oldest, went on to fame as a fine artist, his most famous painting being Christina's World (1948). N. C. Wyeth was the star pupil of Howard Pyle and became one of America's greatest illustrators. His paintings often reflected the wild west, with portrayals sensitive to the humanity of the Native American. Wyeth died too soon, in a car with his young nephew, stalled on the railroad tracks near his home.

Nice collection
Wyeth at Animation Archive
Robinson Crusoe
Google Image Search
Wikipedia entry

1 comment:

bookbabie said...

I love the Wyeth's, especially Andrew's work:)