Wyeth, N. C. (Newell Convers Wyeth), 1882–1945, American painter and illustrator, b. Needham, Mass., studied with Howard Pyle. Among his many well-known murals are those in the Missouri state capitol and the altar panels for the National Episcopal Cathedral, Washington, D.C. He also illustrated numerous adventure stories, histories, and classics for children. He taught his son, the painter Andrew Wyeth.
See his letters, ed. by B. J. Wyeth (1971); D. Allen and D. Allen, Jr., N. C. Wyeth: The Collected Paintings, Illustrations and Murals (1973); J. H. Duff, An American Vision: Three Generations of Wyeth Art (1987); biography by D. Michaelis (1998).
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