N. C. Wyeth. Few illustrators can match Wyeth's work from the early 20th century. Some of his children also became artists, most notably Carolyn and Andrew. The Wyeths are probably of the most famous family of artists in America.
Mary Shelley (1797-1851). At age 16, she ran away to Europe with the poet Percy Shelley. One summer they shared a house in Switzerland with other poets. While there, Mary wrote one of the most famous horror stories of all time, about a student called Frankenstein and the terrible monster that he created.