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Painting of the Day, December 15, 2011

- Part 2 of Illustrators of The Oregon Trail

By Donna Poulton

"Riding in advance, we passed over one of these great plains; we looked back and saw the line of scattered horsemen stretching for a mile or more; and far in the rear against the horizon, the white wagons creeping slowly along." - Francis Parkman

Credit: ebay

N. C. Wyeth (1892 -1945) who was first inspired by Remington, became one of America’s most important illustrators. He illustrated countless books including, Treasure Island, Tom Sawyer, The Last of the Mohicans and The Oregon Trail.  He painted nearly four-thousand illustrations for the Saturday Evening Post alone.

Indian War Party by N.C. Wyeth. Illustration for The Oregon Trail. Credit:

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