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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.




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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


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      SteveKaye 4 years ago

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

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      squidangel blessings for a talented illustrator, nc wyeth.

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      SayGuddaycom 5 years ago

      An incredible artist

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      goo2eyes lm 6 years ago

      duel module does not work.

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      goo2eyes lm 6 years ago

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

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

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

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      Virginia Allain 6 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.

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      tcorbs 6 years ago

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

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      jlshernandez 6 years ago

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

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      ohcaroline 6 years ago

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

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      RuthCoffee 9 years ago

      Agreed, NC Wyeth is pretty phenomenal!

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      funwithtrains lm 9 years ago

      Great lens! Thanks for visiting my Marklin lens!