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Newell Convers Wyeth
(1882 - 1945)

1882 Born 22 October in Needham, Massachusetts
1899 Graduates from the Mechanic Arts School in Boston
1901 Studies art in Annisquam
1902 Accepted into the Howard Pyle School
1903 First commercial sale - "Bronco Buster" appears on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post
1904 Charles Scribner's Sons, publishing house, sponsors a trip to the West
1904 Graduates from the Pyle School of Art
1906 Charles Scribner's Sons, publishing house, sponsors another trip to the West
1906 Marries Carolyn Bockius of Wilmington, Delaware
1908 Settles in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
1911 Completes his first major commission for Scribner's, the illustrations for Treasure Island
1917 Son, painter Andrew Wyeth, is born
1939 Begins a series of murals for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company - they are incomplete at the time of his death, and completed by his son Andrew and his son-in-law
1945 Dies 19 October in a railway crossing accident
1945 Receives the honorary degree of master of arts from Bowdoin College in June

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