Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Howard Pyle

You may remember a week or so ago I mentioned that I had visited the Delaware Art Museum. I was on assignment - doing research for my Historic Properties class about the sustainability of the organization & various other intrigues of the preservation minded.

Anyways, while I was there I discovered the works of Howard Pyle, who has since become a component of my paper. Not going to lie - I had never heard of him before, but this Wilmington, Delaware native was an amazing illustrator, often compared to his cohort, Norman Rockwell.

Pyle {1853-1911}, a member of the Brandywine School, illustrated many children's books, including The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, King Arthur, and lots of books on pirates - in fact he created our mental image of pirates. His illustrations colored the pages of many magazines in the early 20th century, including Harper's Bazaar, The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, etc.

The Delaware Art Museum, seeing as how Pyle is the reason for their existence, has the foremost collection of his works - I copied down the titles of my favorites while I was there, but I couldn't find most of them online...so here's hoping that you'll go out & search for more of Pyle's works.

{image: Catherine De Vaucelles, in her Garden, from "In Necessity's Mortar," October 1904.}

{image: from The True Captain Kidd, 1902}

{image: The Travels of the Soul, 1902}

{image: The Mermaid, 1910}

{image: Published in Tennyson's The Lady of Shalott, 1881}

{image: When All the World Seemed Young, 1909}


  1. I really love the Mermaid! I feel like I've seen it before.

  2. Ahh! I love this post. I really love discovering new illustrators so this is right up my alley! Sorry I'm creeping all over your blog right now! Haha!



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