Howard Pyle

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Howard Pyle

Paintings

Nationality: American

Birth Place: Wilmington (New Castle county, Delaware, United States)

Biography:
Once called “the father of American Illustration” by the New York Times, Howard Pyle was an influential artist, illustrator and teacher. His works such as The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood and the Book of Pirates created an image of rogues and pirates that remain in popular culture until the modern day. Howard Pyle was born in Wilmington, Delaware in 1853 to a Quaker family. He had little interest in education but was encouraged to study at the studio of F.A. Van der Weilen in Philadelphia. He later took some lessons at the Art Students League of New York. It was in New York that he gained national and international fame. Encouraged by artists such as A.B. Frost and Frederick S. Church, he submitted articles and illustrations to magazines such as Harper’s Monthly and Scribner’s Magazine. In 1881, he married Anne Poole and they had seven children. Besides his times in New York, most of his life was spent with his family in Delaware. In a time where illustrators were the celebrities of the American population, he was incredibly well-known and respected as an illustrator in connection with both his magazine articles and children’s books. In Delaware, he taught students at the Howard Pyle School of Art. His style was adopted by several artists, who were later referred to as learners of The Brandywine School. Howard Pyle lived in Delaware until his death in 1911. He received no formal awards but his influence can still be seen in modern images and archetypes, including the characters of the popular film series, Pirates of the Caribbean. Much of his life’s work can be found in a collection at the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington, Delaware.


 

Howard Pyle Original Art Values Sold at Auction

ItemRealized
HOWARD PYLE (American, 1853-1911) "'And who's going to support 'em?' demanded Mrs. Barkley", illustration from...
HOWARD PYLE (American, 1853-1911)"'And who's going to support 'em?' demanded Mrs. Barkley", illustration from Old Cheste...
Lot 78151
Auction 5038
Saturday, October 16, 2010
$65,725.00
HOWARD PYLE (American, 1853-1911) The Old Violin, 1894 Oil en grisaille on board 11 x 7 in. Initialed lower right
HOWARD PYLE (American, 1853-1911)The Old Violin, 1894Oil en grisaille on board11 x 7 in.Initialed lower right...
Lot 78106
Auction 5111
Sunday, October 14, 2012
$59,375.00
HOWARD PYLE (American, 1853-1911) "Again, My Captain (Pirates)", New York Colonial Privateers, Harper's New Mo...
HOWARD PYLE (American, 1853-1911)"Again, My Captain (Pirates)", New York Colonial Privateers, Harper's New Monthly Magaz...
Lot 78105
Auction 5111
Sunday, October 14, 2012
$53,125.00
HOWARD PYLE (American, 1853-1911) Stamford's Soprano, Harper's Weekly story illustration, June 24, 1893 Oil on canvas...
HOWARD PYLE (American, 1853-1911)Stamford's Soprano, Harper's Weekly story illustration, June 24, 1893Oil on canvas ...
Lot 68298
Auction 5198
Monday, November 17, 2014
$50,000.00
HOWARD PYLE (American, 1853-1911) A Puppet of Fate, Harper's New Monthly Magazine, story illustration, December 1899 O...
HOWARD PYLE (American, 1853-1911)A Puppet of Fate, Harper's New Monthly Magazine, story illustration, December 1899O...
Lot 78136
Auction 5145
Saturday, October 26, 2013
$40,625.00

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