Three Generations of Wyeths
N. C. (Newell Convers) Wyeth – American 1882-1945
Andrew Wyeth – American, 1917-
Jamie (James Browning) Wyeth – American, 1946-

N.C. Wyeth, Self Portrait
Andrew Wyeth by his
sister, Henriette Hurd

Univ. Delaware confers honorary degree to Jamie Wyeth, 2002
N.C. (Newell Convers) Wyeth is the patriarch of three generations of Wyeth-Hurd artists. Wyeth is best known as an illustrator and his images appear in children's classics, tales of adventure, historic and patriotic poems, and magazine stories. N. C.'s web site:

Andrew Wyeth, the youngest son of N.C. Wyeth, is the most acclaimed artist in the family. He has been recognized internationally as America's foremost realist. Andrew was particularly close to his father and began studying with him at an early age. Andrew's web site:

Jamie (James Browning) Wyeth, son of Andrew Wyeth and grandson of N. C. Wyeth, has moved through a series of styles since his first one-man exhibition at Knoedler Gallery in 1966 at the age of 20. He works in oil, charcoal, pen-and- ink or watercolor illustrations, and mixed media on toned boards. His choices of media and subjects are different from those of his father but refract the legacy of his grandfather. Jamie's works sometimes communicate a tongue-in-cheek humor but always radiate a hedonistic delight in both the materials of art and the textures of his subjects. Jamie's web site:

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N.C. Wyeth by Kate F. Jennings – Paperback: 112 pages; Knickerbocker Press (Apr 1999)

Featuring the work of artist and illustrator N. C. Wyeth, the first of three generations of Wyeth artists, an overview highlights illustrations, drawings, and paintings that captured the hearts and minds of the world during his forty-three year career.

Andrew Wyeth: A Secret Life by Richard Meryman – Paperback: 464 pages; Harperperennial Library; Reprint edition (May 1998)

Journalist Richard Meryman has written a riveting biography of reclusive and brilliant painter Andrew Wyeth that is full of surprises and revelations about his art and personal life. Each chapter examines one or more of Wyeth's paintings to illuminate his character, his creative processes, and his inner feelings. Full of quotes from Wyeth and others, and with beautiful reproductions of his paintings, here is a new and revealing portrait of a complex, fascinating man. 16 color photos. 75 b&w.

Wondrous Strange: The Wyeth Tradition by N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, James Wyeth, Delaware Art Museum (Cor), Howard Pyle – Hardcover: 130 pages; Bulfinch Press; 1st edition (Sep 1998)

A splendid look at the "wondrous strange" paintings of four great artists—Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, and James Wyeth—published in conjunction with a major traveling exhibition, running from June 1998 through February 1999. 130 color illustrations.

One Nation: Patriots and Pirates by N. C. Wyeth (Illustrator), Jamie Wyeth, Tom Brokaw, David Michaelis – Hardcover: 128 pages; Bulfinch Press (Oct 2000)

The great twentieth-century American painter Andrew Wyeth resisted the overtly patriotic subjects that his father and his son embraced. That is probably just as well but says nothing against N. C and James Wyeth's very different brands of patriotism. N. C. lived between the bellicose presidencies of the two Roosevelts, when national self-confidence and crusading fervor flourished. He created dramatic visions of the nation's nobility and its leaders' spiritual force.

James is of the Vietnam and Watergate generation. His patriotism is humbler and also ironic, though not always as ironic as commentator Lauren Raye Smith thinks; surely the big flag hung on the rustic house in Islanders isn't "engulfing or protecting the two men" on the porch: it's expressing them. Arguing with the commentator is one of the prime pleasures art books enable, and this example features plenty of beautiful, meaningful pictures to admire and inspect, to boot.

N. C. Wyeth: The Collected Paintings, Illustrations and Murals by Douglas Jr Allen – Hardcover; Gramercy; Reprint edition (Aug 28, 1996)

Visions of Adventure: N. C. Wyeth and the Brandywine Artists by John Edward Dell (Editor), Walt Reed – Hardcover: 130 pages; Watson-Guptill (May 15, 2000)

As famous in their day as the authors whose stories they illustrated, the six artists profiled in this nostalgic collection-N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle, Harvey Dunn, Frank Schoonover, Philip R. Goodwin and Dean Cornwell-used their unique talents at narrative depiction to bring to life places and times in ways no modern medium has surpassed. Vividly reproduced directly from the original paintings that illustrated the pages of popular books and magazines of up to a century ago, many of the pictures are seen here for the first time, just as the artists painted them. The paintings presented in this handsome volume lured readers to the exciting adventure tales of buccaneers and cowboys, hunters and outlaws, pirate fiction and historical romance written by Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, James Branch Cabell, and other favored writers of the day. Although commissioned to illustrate the written word, these storytelling works of art can stand alone. No text is needed to understand the drama of Howard Pyle's Dead Men Tell No Tales, N. C. Wyeth's The Magic Pool, Frank Schoonover's A Northern Mist, and the dozens of other captivating paintings presented here.

An American Vision: Three Generations of Wyeth Art: N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, James Wyeth by et al., James H. Duff Paperback: 210 pages; Bulfinch; Reprint edition (Jul 30, 1987)

Andrew Wyeth: The Helga Pictures by John Wilmerding Paperback: 208 pages; Harry N. Abrams; Reprint edition (Mar 1992)

For 15 years, America's most popular living artist worked in secret with neighbor Helga Testorf as model. The resultsome 240 pencil sketches, watercolors, drybrush, and temperas, concerned with Helga in all aspects, nude and clothedare here shown in 100 high-quality color plates and 160 black and white illustrations. Works in progress reveal the artist's methods; finished works, an obsession with his model as awesome as his technique. Wilmerding, deputy director of the National Gallery, contributes an informative text, further clarified by the artist's own observations. —Gloria K. Rensch, formerly with Vigo Cty. P.L., Terre Haute, Ind. Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Andrew Wyeth: Memory & Magic by Anne Knutson, Kathleen Foster, Michael Taylor, Christopher Crosman, John Wilmerding (Introduction) – Hardcover: 224 pages; Rizzoli (Nov 8, 2005)

Prior to the 1960s, Andrew Wyeth enjoyed a stellar reputation as a rising star in the art world. Since then, critics and scholars have largely ignored him. Wyeth, however, who is age 88 at the date of publication, has continued to paint, to the delight of his admirers, collectors, and the art-loving public. Now, in association with the High Museum exhibition, Andrew Wyeth: Memory & Magic takes a fresh look at the work of one of America's most beloved artists.In examining his entire oeuvre, the book celebrates the artist's ongoing love affair with everyday life-domestic, natural, and architectural. Found throughout Wyeth's work, these objects form patterns that illuminate core themes and reveal the artist wrestling with issues of memory, temporality, embodiment, and the metaphysical. Organized chronologically and thematically, the book explores how the artist's approach to these subjects was formed in his early career, and has been revisited in new and surprising ways in recent years.Andrew Wyeth: Memory & Magic comprises 150 tempera paintings and 50 drawings and watercolors-including his most-famous works, but also many published here for the first time.

Andrew Wyeth: Autobiography by Andrew Wyeth, Thomas Hoving (Introduction) – Paperback: 168 pages; Little Brown & Co (Sep 1998)

The most comprehensive edition of the artist's work ever published reproduces 138 paintings, including Wyeth's most recognized works, along with his comments about each one and reflections on his life.

N.C. Wyeth: A Biography by David Michaelis – Hardcover: 555 pages; Knopf; 1st edition (Oct 1998)

N.C. Wyeth's wondrous paintings of The Last of the Mohicans, Robinson Crusoe, and Treasure Island have given visual form to these stories for generations of readers. Wyeth's extraordinary pictures still carry all the power they had in their heyday. And communal, millennial-bound nostalgia for the first half of the 20th century gives the paintings, if possible, an even more sentimental glow. This meticulous, encompassing study of the tempestuous, difficult, brilliant illustrator also delves into the entire clan of famous Wyeth artists.

Unknown Terrain: The Landscapes of Andrew Wyeth by Beth Venn, Adam D. Weinberg, Andrew Wyeth, Michael G. Kammen – Hardcover: 240 pages; Whitney Museum of Art (Jul 1998)

From Booklist , August 19, 1998 With more than 160 reproductions, the lion's share in color, this accompaniment to an exhibition of landscapes by one of the century's greatest serious popular painters is a shoo-in addition to virtually every American art library. Emphasizing landscape, it perforce emphasizes Wyeth's watercolors, which have never before been so extensively displayed. Like many other artists, Wyeth uses watercolor to make preparatory studies for paintings in a classier medium, in his case tempera.

Brandywine: A Legacy of Tradition in Du Pont-Wyeth Country by Lisa Zeidner, Anthony Edgeworth (Photographer) – Hardcover: 224 pages; Lickle Publishing (Feb 1996)

Color photos illustrate the unique blend of past and present that sets Pennsylvania's Brandywine Valley apart. Essays on the du Pont family, area gardens, horse racing and hunting, and the art of the Wyeths accompany full-page photos of rolling countryside, rivers, wildlife, and residents. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Andrew Wyeth: Close Friends by Andrew Wyeth, Betsy Wyeth (Introduction) – Hardcover: 160 pages; University of Washington Press (Apr 2001)

Much ink has been expended explaining the symbolism of Wyeth's famous paintings of figures in barren farm fields or inside barely furnished rooms. The artist's wife, Betsy James Wyeth, says in her one-page, six-paragraph introduction that the pictures in this book portray their African American friends, and R. Andrew Maass, who masterminded the exhibition that it complements, in effect says they are to be regarded as portrayals, pure and simple.

Andrew Wyeth: Self-Portrait - Snow Hill Starring: Betsy James Wyeth, Narrated by Stacy Keach
Director: Bo Bartlett

Collector's Edition, Color,
     Digital Sound, Full length, Full Screen, NTSC
VHS Release Date: March 1, 1999
Run Time: 60 minutes

The authorized documentary about one of the greatest painters the world has ever known, Andrew Wyeth. Sensitively narrated by actor Stacy Keach, this intimate self-portrait explores over 60 years of Mr. Wyeth's personal drama. Incorporating the artist's great works of art along with family photographs, home movies, personal letters, never-before-seen footage of Mr. Wyeth and the first interview ever granted by famed model Helga Testorf, this tremendously moving program lends a treasured insight into Mr. Wyeth's very private world.

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