N. C. Wyeth: A Biography
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He was hailed as the greatest American illustrator of his day. For forty-three years, starting in 1902, N. C. Wyeth painted landscapes, still lifes, portraits, and murals, as well as illustrations for a long shelf of world literature. Yet despite worldwide acclaim, he judged himself a failure, believing that illustration was of no importance. David Michaelis tells the story of Wyeth's family through four generations - a saga that begins and ends with tragedy - and brings to life the huge-spirited, deeply complicated man, and an America that was quickly vanishing.