Monday, June 27, 2016

The Art Of N.C. Wyeth

N. C. Wyeth was an American artist and illustrator. Born in Victorian times, he created his most famous works, including the illustrations to Treasure Island in the early 20th century, had overall a very successful career creating about 3000 paintings and illustrating 112 books, became a father of 5 children who inherited his artistic talents, but unfortunately, was killed in a car crash at the age of about 63 together with one of his grandsons.

Brought up on a farm he spent much time outdoors engaging in such pursuits as hunting and fishing and his sense of observation helped him later in his works. N.C. Wyeth had a keen interest in Native American culture, spent some time working as a cowboy, painted farm scenes and illustrated books about European history, such as Robin Hood or The White Company.

Below are some of his paintings courtesy of WikiArt:

Lancelot and Guenevere:

A Native American:

The Scythers:

The cover of Treasure Island:

You can read more about N.C. Wyeth on Wikipedia.

Here is the link to his works on WikiArt.

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