Wyeth Copies

My name is James Thompson.

In addition to writing and publishing books, I am an artist. 

Assembling the galleries of pictures that I present in my forthcoming book, Painting America’s Portrait – How Illustrators Created Their Art, reminded me how much I enjoy viewing N. C. Wyeth’s illustrations and copying his works. He’s been a favorite of mine since I was a little boy.

I love all of his pictures and can reproduce one of them. All you have to do is pick the one.

In the video my talented technical director, Adrian White, has prepared, you can learn what I know about Wyeth and why is artist remains so popular. You can also see examples of my work, including copies I have made of a few od my favorite illustrations.

As I explain in the video, I expect to create copies that are the same size as the original pictures. The cost of creating a copy will vary to some small extent based on whether you want your picture scaled larger or smaller than the original.

Wyeth painted most of the works I am familiar with in portrait format that are 40” x 32” in size. This large size photographed well and could be reduced to fit on the printed pages where the illustrations would appear. The Treasure Island illustrations were exceptions to this rule, having been painted in portrait formats that were 47” x 39”. Since Wyeth painted big pictures, it is not surprising that they reproduce well on big canvases.

I will be happy to speak with you if you have a question about a particular Wyeth “classic” or about the process I follow in creating my copies, or about how they can be framed them and how they will be delivered. You can reach me by email at jct@commonwealthbooks.org. You can also reach me by phone at 703-307-7715.

Thank you for your time and attention. I look forward to talking with you.