“It is a glory and a privilege to love what Death doesn’t touch.”*

by chuckofish

Today is the birthday of Newell Convers Wyeth (October 22, 1882 – October 19, 1945), the great American illustrator and artist who was the patriarch of the Wyeth dynasty of artists.

Self-portrait, 1940

Self-portrait, 1940

Let’s enjoy some of his famous (and less famous) illustrations.

N.C. Wyeth, King Edward

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There are just so many great ones!

And here’s a place I’m adding to my bucket list: the Brandywine River Museum in Chadd’s Ford, PA. After all, it’s just a hop, skip and a jump from Maryland.

*Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch