11 October 1983
Another illustrator who's work I can't really say when I first became aware of, was N.C. Wyeth. His Treasure Island paintings are some of the most beautifully designed and executed pieces of book illustration I have ever run across. I recently got a chance to do an adaptation of Treasure Island myself, and of course, found myself immediately drawn back to these for inspiration. Mine, of course, didn't hold a candle to these, but it was nice to feel some sort of connection, however tenuous, with this outstanding artist.
And, while researching these pieces, I came across a project that Wyeth did for National Geographic back in 1928.