Illustration for Title Page of The Last of the Mohicans

Newell Convers Wyeth (1882–1945)


Oil on canvas

Sewell C. Biggs bequest; 2004.489

N. C. Wyeth was one of Howard Pyle’s (1853–1911) best-known students. The Massachusetts native remained in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, upon completion of his academic training, where, along with his wife, Carolyn (1908-1945), nurtured one of America’s preeminent families of artists in the twentieth century. These included their son Andrew Wyeth, daughters Carolyn and Anne Wyeth, grandson Jamie Wyeth, and sons-in-law Peter Hurd and John McCoy. The Wyeth family heavily influenced and even mentored several generations of artists in northern Delaware and southeast Pennsylvania, thus further perpetuating the Brandywine School’s influence of Howard Pyle.