ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

N C Wyeth|Paintings|Art|Fantasy Illustration

Updated on April 25, 2013

N C Wyeth-Illustrator|Robin Hood-Prince of Thieves

The Wyeth family, who could not be impressed by their talents and artwork.. I sure am! Andrew Wyeth. son of N C Wyeth passed away January 16, 2009. Andrew Wyeth was probably most noted for his painting, "Christina's World".

RIP Mr. Wyeth, you will be missed yet not forgotten. Thank you for all your glorious artwork.

"Robin Hood","Treasure Island", are just two of the books done with glorious illustrations by N C Wyeth. Wonderful and exciting fantasy art that invites the reader to view and feel the adventures of tales told, as expressed by an artists imagination and expert touch.

I also have a book simply called "N C Wyeth". After I bought it I realized that I had seen much of the illustrations done by N C Wyeth before, it just never connected with me who did the art. I love it that it all came to mind, the memories of his work undefined by a name and now I know it... yay! The reason I bought the book was because I had become enamored with his son Andrew Wyeth. I had read an article in a magazine about Andrew who had just released his long hidden paintings of Helga.. known as the "Helga Pictures". They were getting a lot of criticism. For the life of me I cannot remember why... It had something to do with them being hidden for years, these paintings of a neighbor called Helga. In the end I only know that I loved them and still do to this day. I then became interested in the whole family. It is amazing to me that a whole family would become such fantastic artists, N C, Andrew and Andrew's son Jamie Wyeth. I have done a lens on all three of them. I will from time to time add more info.. do check back.

Newell Convers Wyeth (October 22, 1882 - October 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. (Wikipedia, 2007)

 American Golden Age Illustrator, 1882-1945

The picture is of N.C. Wyeth in his studio, ca. 1923, working on one of five murals for the First National Bank of Boston. Photograph by Chester H. Thomas, Kennett Square, Pa., in collection of Brandywine River Museum.

Below are some illustrations both in music and art about Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves.




TURN ON THE MUSIC ... for ambiance

Reasons to love N C Wyeth

Father of Andrew Wyeth and grandfather to Jamie Wyeth.. he passed on his talent and love of art to his family.

The picture is a self portrait.

"Kidnapped" by NC Wyeth

"Kidnapped" by NC Wyeth
"Kidnapped" by NC Wyeth

N C Wyeth's "Winter"

Wow.. I am fascinated with all the colors in the cape! Subtle but distinct. This is an awesome 'illustration' as N C Wyeth might claim it to be. I personally call it a wonderful painting!

"Winter" N.C. Wyeth

"Winter" N.C. Wyeth
"Winter" N.C. Wyeth

What do YOU think?


N C Wyeth has been quoted as saying,

"Painting and illustration cannot be mixed, one cannot merge into the other. The fact is, you have got to drop one absolutely before attempting the other."

Do you think that is true?

True or False, `Painting and illustration cannot be mixed, one cannot merge into the other. The fact is, you have got to drop one absolutely before attempting the other.`

N. C. Wyeth, Robin Hood (1921) below.. showing him to be a WONDERFUL ILLUSTRATOR!

N. C. Wyeth, Robin Hood (1921)

N. C. Wyeth, Robin Hood (1921)
N. C. Wyeth, Robin Hood (1921)

Quotes from N C Wyeth

"A great truth is like a mountain

That one walks around, and the

Changes of its contour as one moves

His position only emphasize and

Revivify its majesty."

"If you paint a man leaning over, your own back must ache"

"The sheep-like tendency of human society soon makes inroads on a child's un-sophistications, and then popular education completes the dastardly work with its systematic formulas, and away goes the individual, hurtling through space into that hateful oblivion of mediocrity. We are pruned into stumps, one resembling another, without character or grace."

"Painting and illustration cannot be mixed — one cannot merge into the other. The fact is, you have got to drop one absolutely before attempting the other."

~ N C Wyeth


Quick, what do you think of N C Wyeth?

See results

Bryan Adams and Robin Hood


cd's and dvd's




for visiting my lens... let me know you were here...


Smiles and aloha,


Shout Out For N C Wyeth!

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image


      5 years ago

      Great art causes an emotional reaction. Thank you for publishing this wonderful lens. I enjoy art, and these works are beautiful.

    • goo2eyes lm profile image

      goo2eyes lm 

      6 years ago

      squidangel blessings for a talented illustrator, nc wyeth.

    • SayGuddaycom profile image


      6 years ago

      An incredible artist

    • goo2eyes lm profile image

      goo2eyes lm 

      7 years ago

      duel module does not work.

    • goo2eyes lm profile image

      goo2eyes lm 

      7 years ago

      without illustrators, books would be boring. just like at squidoo, lens are boring if there are no intro photo.

    • sukkran trichy profile image

      sukkran trichy 

      7 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      what a great artist. thanks for sharing n c wyeth's great works.

    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      I took a children's literature course in college and have been an admirer of N.C. Wyeth's work ever since. Actually I had the Robin Hood with his pictures when I was a child.

    • tcorbs profile image


      7 years ago

      I love N.C Wyeth, but I really like Andrew Wyeth.

    • jlshernandez profile image


      7 years ago

      This is the first time I have heard of NC Wyeth. Thanks for enlightening me.

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      I was familiar with Andrew but not NC. What an artist!

    • RuthCoffee profile image

      Ruth Coffee 

      10 years ago from Zionsville, Indiana

      Agreed, NC Wyeth is pretty phenomenal!

    • funwithtrains lm profile image

      funwithtrains lm 

      10 years ago

      Great lens! Thanks for visiting my Marklin lens!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)