Zingiebel's daughter, Henrietta, was N.C. Wyeth's mother. Newall Convers (N.C.) Wyeth was born in Needham on October 22,1882 . He went to Wilmington, Delaware to study about art in October,1902. He sold his first painting of a cowboy on a Bronco Buster in 1902 for $50. It was on the cover of the SATURDAY EVENING POST on February 21,1903. In 1904 N.C. graduated Howard Pyle's Art College. He met his wife on a sleigh ride in Wilmington Delaware. He married Carolyn Bockius in 1906. In 1911 they bought a farm in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. The Wyeths had five children. Three of them grew up to be painters. His favorite vacation spot was in Maine and N.C. made some of his favorite art there. He illustrated some famous books such as: TREASURE ISLAND, KIDNAPPED, ROBIN HOOD, THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS, RIP VAN WINKLE, THE DEERSLAYER and others. N.C. and his three year old grandson, Newell, were killed by a train at a railroad crossing in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania on October 19,1945. You can find some of his paintings in the Needham Public Library.
Kathleen Martell, Instructional Technology Specialist
Needham Public Schools, Needham MA