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N.C. Wyeth

Born: October 22, 1882, Needham, Massachusetts
Died: October 19, 1945 (age 62), Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

Newell 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
  • Outdoor Life

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).

  • Fact or Myth?

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?

  • Treasure Island
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • King Lear

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.

  • Fact or Myth?

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?

  • 1917
  • 1927
  • 1937

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 McCoy.

  • Fact or Myth?

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 the grandson?

  • 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

N.C. Wyeth Answers

  1. The Saturday Evening Post
  2. Fact
  3. Carolyn Bockius
  4. Treasure Island
  5. Fact
  6. Port Clyde, Maine
  7. 1917
  8. Fact
  9. Nathaniel C. Wyeth
  10. Angels on your pillowBirmingham-Lafayette Cemetery, West Chester, Pennsylvania

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