Art: Four to Carry On

Many a U.S. schoolboy has wandered in the bright worlds into which Artist N.C. (for Newell Convers) Wyeth made many a window. With the Deerslayer, Sir Lancelot and Long John Silver, they have hunted, dueled, and sailed the painted spaces where no real harm ever comes to heroes. Wyeth had a high talent for getting the maximum of action into his adventure illustrations with the minimum of gross bloodshed which might offend parents more than boys.

As he got older, big, burly "N.C." concentrated on painting with studied care everyday landscapes and people. They sold well; one of them last year was...

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