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Howard Pyle

Howard Pyle was born in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1853. A Quaker, he attended the Friends' School in Wilmington. But he spent much of his time there scrawling drawings on his slate and in his books. Realizing their son's lack of interest in studying, the Pyles gave up on the idea of sending Howard to college and instead encouraged him to study art. At sixteen, he began three years of daily commutes to Philadelphia in order to study under the Belgian artist Van der Weilen. These classes would be...See more