View Full Version : N.C. Wyeth -updated- 3/02/04
August 4th, 2003, 11:13 PM
A once student of Howard Pyle School of Art and now just another illustrator almost lost in the void...
Keep them alive!
August 5th, 2003, 12:36 AM
Hah! That blind pirate gave me nightmares when I was a tike, always wondered who painted it...
Thanks for posting these.
August 5th, 2003, 09:21 AM
My favorite illustration is the Pirate ship for Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. They're all hanging on the side about to board a ship, I have it in my mess somewhere, I'll scan and post if I find it.
September 8th, 2003, 10:36 PM
I Wish I could find a copy of Treasure Island. I saw a children book version and the prints were so terrible...
September 9th, 2003, 02:42 PM
I dont know what kinda void your talkin about, I know him well and have books of his work, One of personal favorites.
Howard Pile also Kicks ass
October 10th, 2003, 09:58 AM
You're one of the very few. I just wish more people new about these guys.
October 18th, 2003, 09:17 PM
Gracious thanks for those Joshua,
The Pyle school is one of the best things that has ever happend to this country, and Wyeth probably played the biggest role...
I'm floored at those cloud formations... Bugger....
I've got some B&Ws of Pyle's I could post on a new thread but it may take a week er two.... ??
October 18th, 2003, 11:24 PM
um, n.c. wyeth and the wyeths after him ARE pretty famous, maybe not in your neck of the woods but around these parts of town they're very well known and hardly "lost in the void"
October 18th, 2003, 11:53 PM
The only one of these guys that anyone really know of is Norman Rockwell. Even a lot of students and artists today don't know of them.
October 18th, 2003, 11:57 PM
Or may be it just seems that way because they only make art books for reallll artists :o ... The art section in Barnes and Knoble is quite an irritating one.
October 19th, 2003, 01:06 AM
I used to work at B&N, 8 yrs actually... Art section?? What art section... I remember almost getting fired trying to pump up the art section with expensive biographies, and Illustrators annuals like AmerShowcase and Blackbook.. They just see it as loss... I'm glad their distributors finally picked up on Spectrum, and the Underwood titles though...
Blast... I can't even walk into modern book stores anymore without getting the willies... Brrrrrr...
October 19th, 2003, 01:24 AM
All of the brandywine guys were awesome, but dean cornwell was by far the best in my opinion. And i think alot of students and artists don't know of them because whoever is teaching them doesn't have a traditional background, cause if they did they're names would eventually arise i think. But there a lots of other really good artists that most other artists don't know about. Saul Tepper, Mead Schaeffer, Peder Kroyer anyone?
October 19th, 2003, 09:12 PM
I just bought a copy of Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped. with! illustrations done by N.C. Wyeth... it was only 6 bucks!
I was looking for a copy of Treasure Island..At least I found this...
November 6th, 2003, 08:16 PM
November 6th, 2003, 11:15 PM
God Damn that's nice...
December 3rd, 2003, 12:31 AM
oh these are such a sight for sore eyes.
after looking at all my muddied paintings, and the muted pictures others paint at school and then seeing these, i feel so refreshed :D
December 3rd, 2003, 03:07 PM
I hadn't seen that last Rip Van Winkle, before, very nice.
If you live in the PA, MD, DE, VA area, the Brandywine Museum has dozens of NC Wyeth and Andrew Wyeth paintings on permanent display.
In real life, NC's paintings are large, 3 feet by 4 feet with chunky paint application. It was an awesome trip 4-5 years ago and I need to go again.
I'll see if I can dig up some more info on the museum's location and hours.
February 2nd, 2004, 06:26 PM
I grew up reading books my grandmother sent me, some of them illustrated by N.C. Wyeth.
Many years later, I fell in love with Andrew Wyeth's work and, happily, saw an exhibition in San Francisco.
Even later, I made the connection. Father and son.
And even later, I learned of Jamie Wyeth, N.C. Wyeth's grandson.
I think there's a grandaughter, or daughter, who also paints.
What a family!
Thank you Wyeths, one and all, for so much pleasure you've given us.
February 2nd, 2004, 06:27 PM
Justin Sweet's work reminds me of N.C. Wyeths.
March 2nd, 2004, 09:07 PM
Cool lookin guy.. He kinda has that Akuma hair goin on...hah.
March 2nd, 2004, 09:20 PM
March 2nd, 2004, 09:23 PM
I like the soldiers in the left of this cover...
March 2nd, 2004, 09:25 PM
!!!!!!!!!!!!I choose to show this last one to show that he is only human... :) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
March 2nd, 2004, 09:56 PM
I never saw this self portrait before...
OK, I just thought this was funny...
March 2nd, 2004, 10:08 PM
Wyeth at Amazon.com! (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-form/103-7866994-9856658)
I hope you enjoy his work as much a I have. Remember with Wyeth it not always about perfect anatomy.
March 2nd, 2004, 10:10 PM
Boy, that was exhausting.
I need some food.
March 3rd, 2004, 12:50 AM
Now, thats what you call an update!
thaaank you sir! :)
March 3rd, 2004, 01:33 AM
His composition is so sick.
March 3rd, 2004, 05:22 AM
How on earth can they all be soooo right?!?:eek:
March 3rd, 2004, 08:16 PM
thanks for posting these. 2 weeks ago i bought a book at BORDERS of his with something like 100 full page color pictures for 6 bucks. it's a big book too. but there are alot that weren't in the book. my favorite of his though, is the one called "Giant" i think? with the kids on the beach looking at the giant in the sky....
May 9th, 2004, 11:56 PM
July 10th, 2004, 01:54 PM
I think I have the exact same book! Many of the images inside were black and white, while others were in full color. What a shame...
There's another book with his art in it along with other Brandywine school artists. The image quality here is MUCH better than the other book
amazon link to the book (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0823056082/qid=1089481916/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl14/102-2334882-5281769?v=glance&s=books&n=507846)
highly recommended! :D
July 27th, 2004, 12:05 AM
OMFG! Soo good without being too academic and dry. I want to know the secret .
Why does artrenewal not have anything by either wyeth or pyle. Theres like 2 paintings for each of them. I cant afford to buy so many books. Anyone know where i can see some high res pics?
July 30th, 2004, 09:38 PM
not really hi-res, but here are lots (39) of his paintings
right here! (http://www.podgallery.com/index.cfm/hurl/msgId=167/action=artwork)
August 20th, 2004, 02:30 AM
yes Wyeth was great. There are tons of great illustrators from the golden age. You can get books on them from bud plant. here is the link.
i myself love Franklin Booth and Joseph Clement Coll. If you guys have any art of theirs available...please post some of that :)
September 7th, 2004, 04:54 PM
I just bought a Coll book at the San Diego Con. I'll pick up the newer one next year!
October 12th, 2004, 12:29 PM
November 15th, 2004, 12:23 AM
Achh aye, Sensei James,
That's a really nice collection right there...
Gracious, gracious, thanks...
I've got enough color schemes there,
to last the rest of my time on the sphere...
November 23rd, 2004, 10:30 PM
Mmmm Wyeths. Yes my favorite family of artists. I feel like a little kid looking at N.C, and the human emotional qualities Andrew has over his landscapes are amazing. Also, Howard Pyle, and his Brandywine school are all terrific. I've actually picked up 3 N.C books last week alone, including his illustrations for Robin Hood. All from budplant!
I guess it may depend where you live, but on the east coast, particulary in NYC, the Wyeths are fairly known within artschool. Andrew, especially. And there's actually a giant N.C hanging in some bank, near the School of Visual Arts.
November 23rd, 2004, 11:30 PM
James and Andrew are still alive right?
yeah, I love N.C's murals.
December 4th, 2004, 03:24 PM
yep both are still living. Andrew and Jamie are father and son.
N D Hill
October 16th, 2006, 06:49 PM
Those last two, on your first post, I've seen in person and they're magnificent. We have a great N.C. Wyeth collection about a stone throw away from where I live, at the Portland Museum of art. You can't see it in that final image but he sneaks in some very vibrant colors like a rich cobalt blue halo around the shadows on the rocks as well as a bright orange tone for the shaded portion of the boat's hull. We also have a few of his Buffalo Bill and western paintings including 'Custer's Last Stand'.
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