Henriette Wyeth was the oldest daughter of the famous painter and illustrator, N.C. Wyeth. N.C. had five children; four of them became well known American artists, and they in turn produced another generation of artists. The Wyeth artistic heritage is an important chapter in American art history.
Henriette was recognized as a child prodigy for her painting at an early age, and trained by her father and several art schools. She was hired to do commissioned portraits while still in her teens. After marrying Peter Hurd, an art student of her father’s, they moved to his home in New Mexico, where they painted and raised a family of artists together. Henriette Wyeth continued with portraiture throughout her life, creating commissions for noted people such as Helen Hayes, Mrs. John D. Rockefeller III, and First Lady Pat Nixon, as well as members of her own family.
Selected Exhibitions with Somerville Manning Gallery
2008 Wyeth Women
Selected Publications with Somerville Manning Gallery
A catalogue raisonné of Henriette’s work is in progress at the Brandywine River Museum. Please contact the gallery with any information about her works.