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Howard Pyle
Birth: Mar. 5, 1853
Wilmington
New Castle County
Delaware, USA
Death: Nov. 9, 1911
Florence
Città Metropolitana di Firenze
Toscana, Italy

Illustrator. Known as the “Father of American Illustration”, he published and illustrated many books of fairy tales, fables and children’s stories. In the 1890s, he founded the first School of Illustration at Drexel Institute Philadelphia, the Howard Pyle School of Art Delaware and the Delaware Museum of Art. While in New York City, he was commissioned illustrating for Century Magazine, Collier’s, Everybody’s Magazine, Harper’s Weekly, Harper’s Monthly, Cosmopolitan, Ladies’ Home Journal and McClure’s Magazine. His illustrated books included “Howard Pyle’s Book of Pirates”, “The Story of King Arthur and his Knights”, “Men of Iron” and “The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood”. He also imaged prints, posters, banners and much of his works are on display in art museums and image archives worldwide. He died of a kidney infection at age 58. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Pyle (1820 - 1892)
  Margaret Churchman Painter Pyle (1828 - 1888)
 
 Spouse:
  Anne Poole Pyle (1858 - 1939)*
 
 Children:
  Sellers Poole Pyle (1882 - 1889)*
  Phoebe Churchman Pyle (1886 - 1949)*
  Theodore Pyle (1889 - 1951)*
  Howard Pyle (1891 - 1965)*
  Eleanor Pyle Crichton (1894 - 1984)*
  Godfrey Pyle (1895 - 1959)*
  Wilfrid Pyle (1897 - 1968)*
 
 Siblings:
  Howard Pyle (1853 - 1911)
  Phoebe Pyle (1855 - 1857)*
  Clifford Pyle (1857 - 1910)*
  Walter Pyle (1859 - 1919)*
  Katherine Pyle (1863 - 1938)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cimitero Accatolico
Florence
Città Metropolitana di Firenze
Toscana, Italy
Plot: Columbarium
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: gravemarker
Record added: Jul 17, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11367072
Howard Pyle
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I learned to rea by reading your book about the Buccaneers. I absolutely love everything todo with Robin Hood. Thank you for these and many other works plus your illustrations of the war. You had a very gifted mind and hand. Thank you for the many ple...(Read more)
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