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Howard Pyle

[American Golden Age Illustrator, 1853-1911]

• Relationships: Originator of the "Brandywine School" of illustration.
Many students, including N.C. Wyeth, Maxfield Parrish, Violet Oakley, Jessie Willcox Smith, Elizabeth Shippen Green and Frank Schoonover.
• Subject matter:  Specializes in Children's Books.
• Browse all:  American artists  /  illustrators

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Do you know an American magazine called Harper's Monthly? There are things in it which strike me dumb with admiration, including sketches of a Quaker town in the olden days by Howard Pyle.
- Vincent van Gogh, in a letter to his brother, Theo
quoted in N.C. Wyeth: A Biography


    Howard Pyle Works Online    
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Original works by Howard Pyle available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SiteNational Museum of American Illustration, Newport, Rhode Island

Notable SiteSmithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Brandywine River Museum, Pennsylvania

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire

Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington
The Mermaid

Maier Museum of Art at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Virginia
(Note: Click the title to view the artwork details, not the thumbnail image.)

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Philadelphia Museum of Art   NEW!

Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago   NEW!
Woman on the Shore, 1880

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteHoward Pyle at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteHoward Pyle at The Athenaeum  
7 works online by Pyle

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Howard Pyle at ArtMagick

California State University WorldImages Database  

Humanities Web  

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

The History Project at U.C. Davis  

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Miscellaneous Sites:
American Art Archives

Children's Books Online: The Rosetta Project
Otto of the Silver Hand, by Howard Pyle

Children's Books Online: The Rosetta Project
Pepper & Salt, by Howard Pyle

Children's Books Online: The Rosetta Project
The Story of Sir Launcelot and his Companions, by Howard Pyle

Children's Books Online: The Rosetta Project
The Wonder Clock, by Howard Pyle

FBI Art Theft Program
The Battle of Bunker Hill

The Camelot Project
Arthurian illustrations

The Internet Sacred Text Archive
Complete reproduction of The Story of the Champions of the Round Table, written and illustrated by Howard Pyle
(Click "List of Illustrations" for quick access to Pyle's art)

University of Virginia Digital Collections
The full text of Men of Iron, with Pyle's illustrations

University of Virginia Digital Collections
The full text of The Wonder Clock, with Pyle's illustrations and decoration reproduced in extremely high quality. Amazing.

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Howard Pyle  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
Mary Dyer Being Led to The Scaffold, ca.1905

Bud Plant Illustrated Books
Biography with sample images

Resource Library Magazine

Spartacus Educational Books

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

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The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

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Men of Iron

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The Garden Behind The Moon

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The Book of Pirates

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Grandmother's Story of Bunker Hill Battle

Howard Pyle: Marooned Pirate


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