Current Residence: Toledo, OH|
Favourite genre of music: classical guitar
He was born on March 5th of 1893 in the state of Delaware. Eventually after his studies in art at Philadelphia he would move to New York to begin work as a magazine illustrator. In 1880 he returned to his hometown of Wilmington. Eventually he would end up working on The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. The entire book was created by him, using the stories of Robin Hood and expanding on them, as well as adding great illustrations and letter types. This would set the style and standard for many of his works to come. After this he would go on to illustrate The Story of King Arthur and His Knights among many other books and stories about the King Arthur. In 1903 he did a book called Rejected of Men, about Jesus in modern times. Eventually he would go to Florence to study the old masters. He died at the age of 58 in 1910. In 1921 a collection of unpublished stories and artwork would be found. This would become another one of his most famous books Howard Pyle’s Book of Pirates. Parts of the style and design of the pirates in this book would be inspiration for the look and feel of Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
While doing illustrations he would also teach during the years of 1894 and 1900 at the Drexel Institute of Art. He ended up creating his own art and illustrator school. This would become the famous Brandywine School. He could most likely be attributed to being the father of modern illustrators, as some of his most famous students was N.C Wyeth and Maxfield Parrish. N. C Wyeth would be in inspiration for Frank Frazzetta, and in turn Frazzetta would be the inspiration for Gerald Brom. Brom has been inspiration for many of the modern fantasy and sc-fi illustrators. Its safe to say that Howard Pyle’s legacy still lives on today.