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Howard Pyle: birthday boy!

MARCH 5, 2007
Howard Pyle
Give it up for Howard Pyle, one of the ultimate great American illustrators. He was born on March 5, 1853 in Wilmington, Delaware. My own thoughts on Howard Pyle:
"Howard Pyle was one of the greatest American illustrators. He also wrote many of the books he illustrated. A native of Wilmington, Delaware, Pyle is equally well known for starting what has become known as "The Brandywine School". His famous pupils include Maxfield Parrish, Jessie Wilcox Smith and N.C. Wyeth.
It appears to me that Howard Pyle lived at a time when standards of conduct were very important and that was somehow translated into his art. It all seems rather more slippery nowadays!"

• Illustrator/Designer Paul Giambarra has
an excellent profile of Howard Pyle
americanillustration.org biography
• A good short bio and links to resources
• The Robin Hood illustrations
from Pyle's series about pirates

more pirates
illustration from "Robin Hood"
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