Introduce your students to the rich history of Maine artists who have shaped the national landscape of the visual arts. 

The Farnsworth Art Museum collection features the contributions of Maine artists in American art.  To learn more about these artists, view their biographies below from the Maine in America: American Art at the Farnsworth Art Museum catalogue by Pamela J. Belanger.  


Andrew Newell Wyeth was born in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, on July 12, 1917, a son of the internationally renowned painter and illustrator N.C. Wyeth and his wife Carolyn Bockius Wyeth. Read more. 

WYETH, JAMEs B. (B. 1946)

The third generation of the Wyeth family of painters, James Browning Wyeth (b. 1946), committed himself to an artistic career by the age of 12. Read more.  

Wyeth, N.C. (B. 1882)

In 1902 Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945) left his family home in Needham, Massachusetts, to attend the Howard Pyle School of Art in Wilmington, Delaware, and Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Read more.