This collection contains correspondence and pamphlets documenting Howard Pyle's time as an instructor in the school of illustration at Drexel. It also includes publications and other printed matter written about Pyle after his death in 1911.
Howard Pyle, b. Wilmington, Del., Mar. 5, 1853, d. Nov. 9, 1911, was a noted American illustrator and author whose work is characterized by an imaginative and colorful realism and attention to historical detail. He illustrated numerous historical and adventure stories for such periodicals as Harper's Weekly and St. Nicholas as well as his own books for children, including The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood (1883) and Otto of the Silver Hand (1888). In his later years Pyle devoted most of his time to teaching such illustrators of the succeeding generation of the American Brandywine school as Maxfield Parrish, Frank E. Schoonover, Jessie Wilcox Smith, and N.C. Wyeth. Pyle taught and headed the Drexel Institute's School of Illustration from 1894 to 1900.
The collection is open for research use.
Howard Pyle collection, Drexel University Archives.
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Several books about, written by, and/or illustrated by Howard Pyle are available in the archives and can be found by searching the Drexel University Libraries catalog.
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