Happy Thursday to everyone! Do you realize that one week from today is actually Thanksgiving Day? Time is really flying by!
I have shared some of my Thanksgiving books with you earlier. Today I want to share another one, particularly trying to show the work of the artist.
Newell Convers Wyeth was born in 1882, the first of three generations of an extraordinary family of artists. He admired the work of Henry David Thoreau and studied under Howard Pyle. His first published illustration appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post in 1903. However, his most famous illustrations were for children's classics such as Treasure Island, Robin Hood, The Last of the Mohicans, and Rip Van Winkle. Less known are Wyeth's murals which he painted for a wide variety of clients.
In 1940, Wyeth was asked to create a series of murals for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in New York. It is from this series that the illustrations for this book were taken.
Many of us are probably in the midst of our own Thanksgiving preparations. In all our "busyness," let's remember to enjoy the beauty around us! We have much for which to be thankful!
Thank you for reading. I really appreciate your comments.