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N. C. Wyeth
The great illustrator found giants in clouds and inspiration in the classics of fiction and history. And, like old Charles Willson Peale, he founded and trained a dynasty of fine artists
October 1965 | Volume 16, Issue 6
Nor is the need confined to children. N. C. Wyeth was a man of the open, and his paintings are a shout for an uncramped life. The mechanized cataract of urban existence, the suffocation of close living, weighed down his spirit and aroused the rebel in him. The openness of his pictures, their strength of muscle and bone, their celebration of sky, grass, and water, speak to us more touchingly now that we know these things are slipping away from us.