Newell Convers Wyeth was born in Needham in 1882. As an art student he was taught by Howard Pyle. Wyeth's work shows Pyle's influence in both style and content. During his lifetime Wyeth produced more than 3,000 illustrations, murals and paintings. He illustrated a large number of books including Last of the Mochicans (1919), Robin Hood (1921), David Balfour (1924) and The Deerslayer (1925). Newell Convers Wyeth died in 1945.