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N.C. Wyeth : a biography

Author: David Michaelis; N C Wyeth
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"An American painting dynasty is portrayed in this biography of N.C. Wyeth."--BOOK JACKET. "His name summons up our earliest images of the beloved books we read as children. His illustrations for Scribner's Illustrated Classics (Treasure Island, Kidnapped, The Last of the Mohicans, The Yearling) are etched into the collective memory of generations of readers. He was hailed as the greatest American illustrator of his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Michaelis, David.
N.C. Wyeth.
New York : Knopf ; Distributed by Random House, 1998
(OCoLC)607124276
Named Person: N C Wyeth; N C Wyeth; Newell C Wyeth; Newell C Wyeth
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Michaelis; N C Wyeth
ISBN: 0679426264 9780679426264
OCLC Number: 38566271
Description: x, 555 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Needham, 1866-1903 --
Black and White --
Rudolph --
Two Bloods --
Practical Pictures --
October 19 --
Missing Sons --
Likeness --
Wilmington, 1904-1910 --
The Ideal --
An Old Weakness --
Shoot-Out --
Siege --
Unhorsing the Master --
Secret of the Grave --
Moods --
Chadds Ford/Needham, 1911-1929 --
Treasure --
Alan Breck --
The Skies of Chadds Ford --
Teutonic --
Death by Misadventure --
Rip --
Shoemaker's Children --
Pa, 1930-1945 --
Colony --
Oil and Water --
Egg Tempera --
Left Out --
Two-Headed --
Delaware Avenue Girl --
An Open Secret --
After N.C. --
Genealogy of the Wyeths --
Illustration Credits.
Responsibility: by David Michaelis.
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"An American painting dynasty is portrayed in this biography of N.C. Wyeth."--BOOK JACKET. "His name summons up our earliest images of the beloved books we read as children. His illustrations for Scribner's Illustrated Classics (Treasure Island, Kidnapped, The Last of the Mohicans, The Yearling) are etched into the collective memory of generations of readers. He was hailed as the greatest American illustrator of his day. For forty-three years, starting in 1902, he painted landscapes, still lifes, portraits, and murals as well as illustrations for a long shelf of world literature. Yet he proclaimed "the uselessness of clinging to illustration and hoping to make it a great art." He judged himself a failure, believing that illustration was of no importance."--BOOK JACKET. "David Michaelis's biography of N.C. Wyeth tells the story of his family through four generations. It is a family saga that begins and ends with the accidental deaths of small boys, a gothic tale that shows how N.C., while learning to live a safe and familiar domestic life, endangered himself and his children by concealing part of the family legacy - depression, suicide, incest."--BOOK JACKET. "He found in fatherhood the foremost expression of his character - trying to create in the Wyeth homestead his dream of childhood at its most enchanting. He held his children enthralled through their adult lives. He persuaded his inventor son, Nat, to live at home, shepherded his daughter Ann's career as a composer, and taught his three other children - Henriette, Carolyn, and Andrew (N.C. was Andrew's only teacher) - to paint."--Jacket.

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