(1853 - 1911)
Howard Pyle was active/lived in Delaware, Pennsylvania. Howard Pyle is known for illustrator, history-marine genre.
Biography Howard Pyle
Known as the man who revolutionized American book illustration in the
late 19th century and described as "unquestionably the Renaissance man
of American illustration" (Zellman 467), Howard Pyle did highly
dramatic, detailed, and colorful illustrations of subjects ranging from
American history to childrens' fairy tales. As a teacher, he had a
significant influence on succeeding generations of illustrators
including N.C. Wyeth, Maxfield Parrish, Ethel Franklin Betts, Jessie
Willcox Smith and Harvey Dunn.
Howard Pyle was born at
Wilmington, Delaware, and showing early art talent, commuted to
Philadelphia to take classes from F.A. van der Wielen, a Belgian
painter. He wrote and illustrated a poem, and when this was
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