Henriette Wyeth is an extremely gifted artist who has been critically acclaimed for her portraits and still life paintings. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1907, she began painting at an early age in the studio of her father, famous illustrator N.C. Wyeth, as did her brother, Andrew Wyeth. She studied at Normal Art School, Boston, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia. In 1929, she married artist Peter Kurd and moved to his native New Mexico.
Wyeth has received many awards for her works, including prizes from the Wilmington Society of Fine Arts and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Among the museums which have exhibited her works are the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh; the Art Institute of Chicago; and the Roswell Museum and Art Center, New Mexico. Permanent collections include the Wilmington Society of Fine Arts; Chadds Ford Museum, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania; New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut; Roswell Museum and Art Center; and Texas Technical University Museum, Lubbock.