Howard Pyle came from a Quaker family from Delaware . He studied art and learned among other things in Belgium . While working in the family business, he never stopped writing and illustrating stories, and in 1876 sent an illustrated poem to Scribner's Magazine in New York . In 1883 he published his first children's book The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood .
From 1894 Pyle began to teach at the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry (today Drexel University ) and in 1900 he opened his own renowned art school, the Brandywine School . Some of his famous students were Elenore Abbott , Maxfield Parrish , Olive Rush , Jessie Willcox Smith , Frank Schoonover, and Newell Convers Wyeth .
In 1898 Howard Pyle was accepted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters . In 1907 he was elected a member ( NA ) of the National Academy of Design . In 1910 he went to Florence, where he died of a kidney infection a year later .
The Battle of Bunker Hill (1897)
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- Descendants of Sarah Lloyd and Gainor Lloyd by John J. Parker, The Chester County Historical Society, West Chester, PA.
- The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume IIV.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American illustrator and author|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 5, 1853|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Wilmington , USA|
|DATE OF DEATH||November 9, 1911|
|Place of death||Florence , Italy|