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Wyeth, N.C.

Born October 22, 1882, in Needham, Massachusetts, Newell Convers Wyeth is one of America’s most beloved artists and children’s book illustrators. He grew up on a farm near Walden Pond. His mother encouraged him to pursue his artistic talent, but his father told him to be practical and be educated as a draftsman. To that […]


Pyle, Howard

“Do you know an American magazine called Harper’s Monthly? There are things in it which strike me dumb with admiration, including sketches of a Quaker town in the olden days by Howard Pyle.” Vincent van Gogh, in a letter to his brother Theo (quoted in N.C. Wyeth: a Biography) Born on March 5, 1853 in […]


Dodge, Mary Mapes

Born in Newark, New Jersey, on January 26, 1831, Mary Mapes Dodge was the most famous children’s book author of her time. Her father, James Jay Mapes, was a scientist who traveled in prominent social circles—Mapes Avenue in Newark was named after him. Married at 20 to lawyer William Dodge, the couple had two children. […]