Howard Pyle, His Students & the Golden Age of American Illustration
by Judy Goffman Cutler & Laurence S. Cutler
Howard Pyle, His Students & the Golden Age of American Illustration is an exploration and comparison of artworks by Howard Pyle, his students, and their peers. Pyle (1854–1911), known as the “Father of American Illustration”, was a prolific illustrator as well as a major author of books and periodicals in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 1894 Pyle founded the first school of illustration at Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry (now Drexel University), and later founded the Howard Pyle School of Illustration Art in the Brandywine River area at Chadds Ford, PA. The students attending his school became known as the “Brandywine School of Illustrators”.
Includes biographical information and artwork of:
• Howard Pyle
• Norman Rockwell
• J.C. Leyendecker
• Maxfield Parrish
• Howard Chandler Christy
• Frank Schoonover
• N.C. Wyeth
• Violet Oakley
• Jessie Willcox Smith
• Elizabeth Shippen Green
…and over 20 other illustrators!
This catalogue is a companion to the traveling exhibition of the same name, debuting at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA from April 3–June 18, 2017, and at the National Museum of American Illustration in Newport, RI from July 6–December 29, 2017.