Born: October 22, 1882, Needham, Massachusetts
Died: October 19, 1945 (age 62), Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
Convers Wyeth, known as N. C. Wyeth, was an American artist
and illustrator. He was the star pupil of the artist Howard Pyle, and
became one of America's greatest illustrators.
During his lifetime, Wyeth created over 3,000 paintings and
illustrated 112 books, 25 of them for Scribner's, the work for
which he is best known.
What do you know about Andrew Wyeth. Paint this Quick Quiz.
1. A bucking bronco for the cover of magazine on February 21, 1903
was Wyeth's first commission as an illustrator. What was the magazine?
- Life Magazine
- The Saturday Evening Post
2. His depictions of Americans Indians tended to be sympathetic,
showing them in harmony with their environment, as demonstrated by In
the Crystal Depths (1906).
3. He married a woman from Wilmington, Delaware and settled in Chadds
Ford, Pennsylvania in 1908 to raise a family on 18 acres near the
historic Brandywine battlefield. Who did he marry?
- Betty Cummings
- Carolyn Bockius
- Agnes Moore
4. N. C. Wyeth began to move away from Western subjects and on to
illustrating classic literature. What classic did he illustrate in 1911?
Pirates of the Caribbean
5. He did posters, calendars, and advertisements for clients such as
Lucky Strike, Cream of Wheat, and Coca-Cola as well as paintings of
Beethoven, Wagner and Liszt for Steinway & Sons.
6. By the 1930s, he restored an old captainís house, named
"Eight Bells" after a Winslow Homer painting, and took his
family there for summers, where he painted primarily seascapes. Where
was the home?
- Plymouth, Mass.
- Port Clyde, Maine
- Kiawah Island, South Carolina
7. When did he illustrate Robin Hood?
8. At the time of his death, Wyeth was working on an ambitious series
of murals for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company depicting the
Pilgrims at Plymouth, which was completed by Andrew Wyeth and John
9. N.C. Wyeth died in an accident at a railway crossing along with
his grandson near his Chadds Ford home in 1945. Who was the father of
- Nathaniel C. Wyeth
- Andrew Wyeth
- John W. McCoy (son-in-law)
Where is N.C. Wyeth buried?
- East End Cemetery, Wytheville, Virginia
- Rolling Green Memorial Park, West Chester, Pennsylvania
- Birmingham-Lafayette Cemetery, West Chester, Pennsylvania