N.C. Wyeth: The Legacy of a Great American Painter and Illustrator—and His Life in Maine

Nov 12, 2019

N. C. Wyeth (1882-1945), Island Funeral, 1939, Tempera and oil on hardboard panel, Gift of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art, 2017
Credit https://www.portlandmuseum.org/exhibitions/nc-wyeth

The Portland Museum of Art is featuring a major retrospective exhibit of N.C. Wyeth’s life and art. As the patriarch of a three-generation dynasty of renowned artists, N.C. Wyeth is considered one of America’s foremost painters and illustrators. His work often showcases Maine landscapes and is inexorably tied to the aura of our region. We discuss how Maine shaped Wyeth’s sensibility, and learn some of the lesser-known aspects of his life—and we’ll talk about his impact and legacy as an artist. His grandson, Jamie Wyeth—a renowned artist himself—will join the discussion.


Jessica May, chief curator, Portland Museum of Art; co-curator, "N.C. Wyeth: New Perspectives" 
Jamie Wyeth, American realist painter, grandson of N.C. Wyeth, son of Andrew Wyeth

Michael Komechy, chief curator, Farnsworth Art Museum