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The Wondrous Strange: The Wyeth Tradition

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A collection of art by America's first family of the art world: the Wyeths
Hardcover, 168 pages
Published June 14th 2000 by Bulfinch Press (first published September 1st 1998)
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Tami Traylor
I was inspired to read this book by a presentation on Light and Shadow given by illustrator, Brian Lies. Of his many examples, he brought out some of the amazing storytelling skills of the masters, like Pyle and the Wyeths. I wanted to know more, so I decided to revisit the work of these artists. It has been a long time since Art School, after all and it never hurts to re-acquaint oneself with great works.

This book has a reasonably digestible amount of back story of the four artists covered, N.C
I love his art work! He inspires me in his fantastic work!
Audrey Babkirk Wellons
A captivating intro to the work of the Wyeths (N.C., Andrew, and Jamie) and N.C.'s mentor, Howard Pyle. All four have a penchant for the weird or fantastic, and that's what this book showcases, to great effect.
reminds me of my childhood... but i don't know why
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Howard Pyle was an American illustrator and author, primarily of books for young people.

During 1894 he began teaching illustration at the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry (now Drexel University), and after 1900 he founded his own school of art and illustration named the Howard Pyle School of Illustration Art. The term Brandywine School was later applied to the illustration artists an
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