Howard Pyle Biography

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Howard Pyle was born in Wilmington, Delaware, on March 5, 1853. Showing considerable artistic ability at a young age, he was allowed to leave school at sixteen to pursue private art studies in Philadelphia. He placed his first illustrated article in Scribner's magazine in 1876, and, encouraged by this early success, moved to New York City to study and work. There Pyle vacillated between careers in art and in literature, eventually solving his dilemma by becoming both an illustrator and a writer. After establishing himself with Harpers, Scribner's and other major publishing houses during his three years in New York, Pyle returned to Wilmington in 1879, where he lived—a devoted family man and industrious artist, teacher, and writer—until the year before his death in 1911. These thirty years saw a remarkable outpouring of illustrations, articles, and books. His works in prose and pictures concerning colonial...

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