If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away---Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Howard Pyle: American Illustrator

Howard Pyle is known as the "father of American illustration." He mostly illustrated children's books with pirates being one of his primary subjects. Pyle was educated at the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry and went on to found his own art school; Howard Pyle School of Illustration. He taught summer courses at Chadds Ford, PA. One of his students was N.C. Wyeth, who is another key figure in American illustration, among many other students who became well known illustrators.

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