Howard Pyle

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Howard Pyle

Howard Pyle (born March 5, 1853 in Wilmington , USA ; † November 9, 1911 in Florence , Italy ) was an American illustrator and author .


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 .

Works (selection)

Publications (selection)

  • 1883 The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood of Great Renown in Nottinghamshire (Eng .: The Adventures of Robin Hood )
  • 1885 Within the Capes
  • 1887 Pepper and Salt or Seasoning for Young Folk, The Rose of Paradise
  • 1888 The Wonder Clock, or Four and Twenty Marvelous Tales
  • 1892 Men of Iron, a Romance of Chivalry (German: The Youngest Knight ) - filmed in 1954 under the title The Iron Knight of Falworth
  • 1894 Jack Ballister's Fortune
  • 1895 Twilight Land (German: [The] Twilight Land )
  • 1895 The Garden Behind the Moon (dt .: The Moon Garden )
  • 1903 Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates
  • 1903 The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (German: King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table )
  • 1905 The Story of the Champions of the Round Table
  • 1907 The Story of Sir Launcelot and His Companions
  • 1910 The Story of the Grail and the Passing of Arthur

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Members: Howard Pyle. American Academy of Arts and Letters, accessed April 20, 2019 .
  2. Past Academicians "P" / Pyle, Howard NA 1907 ( Memento of the original from January 26, 2014 in the web archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (accessed on July 12, 2015)  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /


  • 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.

Web links

Wikisource: Howard Pyle  - Sources and full texts (English)
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