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Howard Pyle (1853-1911) was one of America’s most popular illustrators and storytellers at the end of the 19th century during a period of explosive growth in the publishing industry. His illustrations appeared in magazines like Harper’s Monthly, St. Nicholas, and Scribner’s Magazine, gaining him both national and international exposure. Title: The Mermaid. Date: 1910/1910. Provenance: Mrs. Roberts Brokaw (Phoebe Pyle); Mrs. Chrichton (Eleanor Pyle); Theodore Pyle; Howard Pyle Jr.; Godfrey Pyle, and Wilfrid Pyle, 1940, Gift of the children of Howard Pyle in memory of their mother, Anne Poole Pyle, 1940. Physical Dimensions: w40.125 x h57.875 in (Complete).

1908, oil on canvas
25' x 18', signed lower right
Tales of Pirates and Buccaneers, by: Howard Pyle, 1908, pg. 75
'Marjorie Mayloe would sit quite still, permitting Barnaby True to gaze into her eyes
1887, oil on board
16' x 23', signed lower right
'Buccaneers and Marooners of the Spanish Main', by: Howard Pyle, Harper's New Monthly, August/September 1887, fig. 2
Exhibited: Delaware Art Museum, 1973
1923, oil on canvas
24' x 16 1/4', signed lower right, inscribed on reverse, 'LaSalle on the Mississippi'
Harper's Monthly, February 1905
'The Great LaSalle,' by Henry Loomis NelsonHoward Pyle's Book of the American Spirit by Howard Pyle, New York, 1923, cover and frontispiece

Howard Pyle

Howard Pyle has long been considered 'The Father of American Illustration', as much for his prolific and superb work as a writer and illustrator as for his commitment to teaching. In the 1890s, Pyle was well established as an illustrator and turned his mind to teaching others. He founded the first School of Illustration in the nation at Drexel Institute (1894) in Philadelphia. In the same year he published 99 illustrations which brought him substantial fees, yet he never accepted money for his teaching. Many of the greatest illustrators attended his classes at Drexel, later at the Howard Pyle School of Art (1900-1905) in Wilmington, Delaware, and in the summers at Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.

Pyle’s school in Wilmington made Philadelphia the center of illustration. The Delaware Museum of Art was founded to house his art works. Pyle had about two hundred students during his teaching career of whom more than eighty were well known and successful, and two dozen who were very famous. The students and their students became known as ‘The Brandywine School’. Some of the best known included Stanley Arthurs, Clifford Ashley, William Aylward, Arthur Becher, Anna Whelan Betts, Ethel Franklin Betts, Harvey Dunn, Anton Otto Fischer, Philip R. Goodwin, Elizabeth Shippen Green, Gayle Hoskins, Oliver Kemp, W.H.D. Koerner, Violet Oakley, Maxfield Parrish, Ernest Peixotto, Frank Schoonover, Jessie Willcox Smith, Henry J. Soulen, Sarah Stilwell Weber, C. Leslie Thrasher, and N.C. Wyeth. A most extraordinary and little known fact was that Pyle’s classes were fifty percent female students-an unheard of proportion in those days.

Pyle was born into a Quaker family from Delaware and he lived his whole life there except for two years at the Art Students League early in his career and one year at its end in Italy, where he died in 1911. His family was not unhappy when he expressed an interest in studying art although such a thought was not on a Quaker agenda. His first art teacher was Van der Weilen at the Art Students League. He expected to gain an education as an easel painter for there was no specific education for illustrators. Like most of his students, Pyle went into illustration to earn a living at his craft. While in NYC studying, he was able to obtain small commissions illustrating for Century Magazine. Other commissions flowed from his initial projects including: Collier’s, Everybody’s Magazine, Harper’s Weekly, Harper’s Monthly,Cosmopolitan, Ladies’ Home Journal, McClure’s Magazine, Scribner’s, Wide Awake, and St. Nicholas magazines. In 1879, Pyle returned to Delaware and produced a number of books, which he both wrote and illustrated, includingHoward Pyle’s Book of Pirates, The Story of King Arthur and his Knights, Men of Iron, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, for other publishers such as Riverside Press, The Bibliophile Society, Century, Little Brown and Company, Scribner’s, and Houghton Mifflin, Co.


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Do you know an American magazine called Harper's Monthly? There are things in it which strike me dumb with admiration, including sketches of a Quaker town in the olden days by Howard Pyle.
- Vincent van Gogh, in a letter to his brother, Theo
quoted in N.C. Wyeth: A Biography

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Brandywine River Museum, Pennsylvania

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Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington
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Maier Museum of Art at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Virginia
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Woman on the Shore, 1880

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Howard Pyle at The Art Renewal Center

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7 works online by Pyle

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Children's Books Online: The Rosetta Project
Otto of the Silver Hand, by Howard Pyle

Children's Books Online: The Rosetta Project
Pepper & Salt, by Howard Pyle

Children's Books Online: The Rosetta Project
The Story of Sir Launcelot and his Companions, by Howard Pyle

Children's Books Online: The Rosetta Project
The Wonder Clock, by Howard Pyle

FBI Art Theft Program
The Battle of Bunker Hill

The Camelot Project
Arthurian illustrations

The Internet Sacred Text Archive
Complete reproduction of The Story of the Champions of the Round Table, written and illustrated by Howard Pyle
(Click 'List of Illustrations' for quick access to Pyle's art)

University of Virginia Digital Collections
The full text of Men of Iron, with Pyle's illustrations

University of Virginia Digital Collections
The full text of The Wonder Clock, with Pyle's illustrations and decoration reproduced in extremely high quality. Amazing.

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Encyclopedia Britannica complete article on Howard Pyle
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Union List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Wikipedia, the 'Open Content' Encyclopedia

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
Mary Dyer Being Led to The Scaffold, ca.1905

Bud Plant Illustrated Books
Biography with sample images

Resource Library Magazine

Spartacus Educational Books

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