Wyeth, N. C.

United States, (1882-1945)

  • N. C. Wyeth - Circe and the Swine
  • Circe and the Swine

  • (1929), oil on canvas
  • illustration from:
    Palmer, George Herbert, trans., The Odyssey of Homer. Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin Company (1929).
    Known only from reproductions.
  • Editor’s Note:

    The Brandywine River Museum library also has this photo of a preliminary charcoal drawing of ‘Circe and the Swine’ with a note by Wyeth: “Photo of Final / Sketch.”

  • N. C. Wyeth - The Boar Hunt
  • The Boar Hunt

  • (1929), oil on canvas
  • illustration from:
    Palmer, George Herbert, trans., The Odyssey of Homer. Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin Company (1929).
    Known only from reproductions.

  • N. C. Wyeth - Eumaeus, the Swineherd
  • Eumaeus, the Swineherd

  • (1929), oil on canvas
  • 48 x 38 in. (121.9 x 96.5 cm.)
  • illustration from:
    Palmer, George Herbert, trans., The Odyssey of Homer. Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin Company (1929).
  • D. M. Fine Collection, Texas Tech University

  • N. C. Wyeth - Portrait of a Farmer
  • Portrait of a Farmer

  • (1943), tempera on hardboard panel
  • 40 x 60 in. (101.5 x 152.3 cm.)
  • Private collection

  • N. C. Wyeth - Chadds Ford landscape with white barn
  • Chadds Ford landscape with white barn

  • [also known as: McVey’s Barn or Pyle’s Barn]
  • (ca. 1917 / 1918), oil on canvas
  • 25 x 30 in. (63.5 x 76.2 cm.)
  • Private collection

  • N. C. Wyeth - Medieval procession, with man carrying boar's head on platter
  • Medieval procession, with man carrying boar’s head on platter

  • (ndg.), watercolor on paper
  • 4 x 14.3 in. (10.1 x 36.3 cm.)
  • Private collection

About the Artist

Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945) known as N.C. Wyeth, was a US realist painter and illustrator. During his lifetime, Wyeth created over 3,000 paintings and illustrated 112 books which is the work for which he is best-known even though his work in paint is equally or perhaps better skilled.

Wyeth began his career illustrating classic literature and also did magazine illustrations, posters, calendars, advertisements, murals for public and private buildings and, during both World Wars, he contributed patriotic images to government and private agencies. These works provided him with the majority of his income throughout his life, yet Wyeth loathed the commercialism upon which he had become dependent feeling it kept him from expressing his inner feelings allowing only to express an “imitation” of feeling. He felt only his painting allowed him to express himself.

N.C. Wyeth is the father of the painter Andrew Wyeth; Henriette Wyeth Hurd and Carolyn Wyeth also artists; Ann Wyeth McCoy, an artist and composer; and Nathaniel C. Wyeth was an engineer for DuPont. He is the grandfather of artist Jamie Wyeth and musician Howard Wyeth. [DES-01/11]

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