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Pyle, Howard,

1853–1911, American illustrator and writer, b. Wilmington, Del., studied at the Art Students League, New York City. His illustrations appeared regularly in Harper's Weekly, and in many other American magazines. He both wrote and illustrated tales of chivalry and adventure for young people, among them The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood (1883), The Wonder Clock (1888), The Garden Behind the Moon (1895), and The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (1903). His illustrations are of marked individuality. Scenes from both medieval folklore and American history are rendered with engaging simplicity and penetrating realism. Pyle's reconstructions of the past, of which he had an exhaustive knowledge, were uniquely believable. He also painted murals and taught painting. In 1894 he became director of illustration at Drexel Institute, Philadelphia. In 1900 he started the Howard Pyle School of Art next to his own studio in Wilmington, and classes were offered free to a limited number of students. A large collection of his pictures is preserved at the Delaware Art Museum.


See biography by E. Nesbitt (1966); H. C. Pitz, The Brandywine Tradition (1969); H. C. Coyle, Howard Pyle: American Master Rediscovered (2011).

Pyle, Howard

(1853–1911) illustrator, teacher; born in Wilmington, Del. He studied in Philadelphia (1869–72), illustrated historical events and characters for major publishers and periodicals, established a studio in New York (1876–80), returned to Wilmington (1880), and established the Brandywine School (1900). His pupils included Maxfield Parrish and N. C. Wyeth.
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Mayer, Women Artists in the Howard Pyle Tradition (Chadds Ford, PA: Brandywine River Museum, 1975); Carolyn Stryker, The Studios at Cogslea (Wilmington: Delaware Art Museum, 1976); Patricia Likos, "Violet Oakley," [Philadelphia Museum of Art] Bulletin 75 (June 1979): 1-32; Helen Goodman, "Women Illustrators of the Golden Age of American Illustration," Woman's Art Journal 8:1 (Spring/Summer 1987): 13-22; Susan Hamburger, "Violet Oakley," in Steven E.
When asked in a 1962 interview for Esquire magazine what art he would take to a desert island, Rockwell replied without hesitation, a "Rembrandt or two" and "a good Howard Pyle.
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My one wish at this time was to make painting my lifework, but while studying at the Howard Pyle summer school at Chadds Ford, I met Howard's younger brother Walter, to whom I became engaged soon after leaving school.
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The three artists met in 1897 when they were all studying with Howard Pyle, the nation's most celebrated illustrator.