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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The first full-scale biography of the great American illustrator whose vision of Robin Hood, Robinson Crusoe, Treasure Island, The Last of the Mohicans, and other classics has resonated in the minds of generations of Americans. The story of a man who, despite his immense success, believed he was a failure as an artist -- never seeing himself as the serious painter that his son Andrew and grandson Jamie were later proclaimed to be.Instead, N. C. Wyeth found in fatherhood his most satisfying achievement. Although his own childhood was anything but idyllic -- and we see how his mother's instability and his father's rigidity set the stage for his profoundly divided personality -- N. C. Wyeth made an enchanting world for his children. He held them enthralled through their adult lives. He shepherded his daughter Ann's career as a composer, and taught his daughters Henriette and Caroline, and his son Andrew (N. C. was Andrew's only teacher), to paint.David Michaelis has given us a fully realized portrait of a huge-spirited, deeply complicated man, a nurturing father, an artist whose theme was conflict -- illustration after illustration. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: First edition. An American painting dynasty is portrayed over four generations in this huge, riveting biography. N. C. Wyeth was hailed as the greatest American illustrator of his day, but he judged himself a failure, believing that illustration was of no importance. Wyeth emerges "as a tragic figure worthy of Dreiser" in this extraordinary book that restores him to his true stature in American art. With ninety-four black and white illustrations and thirty-two pages in full color. Small remainder mark in red ink along top edge of book block. x, 555, 5 pages. quarter cloth with paper-covered boards, dust jacket.. 8vo..

Review: 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, including Andrew (who was offered a bribe to delay his marriage), and Peter Hurd (who married Andrew's sister Henriette then escaped with her to New Mexico).

David Michaelis has done an extraordinary amount of research, and the book should mesmerize Wyeth fans. But he seems to doubt his own ability to make this dramatic material come alive, for he resorts to false suspense--using a baby's death and the suggestion of foul play on page 1 to hook the reader, but nearly 200 pages later allows that there's not really any evidence for his conjectures. And he liberally employs italics, giving the text an insistent tone that is at times intrusive. Nonetheless, Michaelis adroitly chronicles Wyeth's complicated, fraught relationship with his family. And he is especially perceptive in his analysis of N.C.'s stormy ties to his mentor, Howard Pyle. The artist's genteel inability to talk money, even during the Depression; his devotion to his neurotic mother; and the magical world of Chadd's Ford, where he watchfully, jealously raised his children, are all beautifully described. This is a valuable, multifaceted look at a passionate, difficult subject. In the end, Wyeth emerges, warts and all, as a complex individual, whose inner life was thoroughly entwined with every aspect of his art. --Peggy Moorman

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