Arthurs (1877-1950), from Kenton, Delaware, studied at the Drexel Institute in Philadelphia, then he became one of the selected students of Howard Pyle, the great illustrator. At the Howard Pyle School in Wilmington, Delaware Arthurs met N.C. Wyeth, the western illustrator Frank E. Schoonover and others. Pyle limited the enrollment to applicants who showed "imagination and enthusiasm, artistic ability and drawing technique." (Douglas Allen and Douglas Allen, Jr., N. C. Wyeth: The Collected Paintings, Illustrations and Murals. New York: Bonanza Books, 1972, p. 21). Arthurs was a success; he joined the Wilmington Society of Fine Arts and the prestigious Salmagundi Club in New York, and in 1900 Harper's accep
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