Howard Pyle (1853-1911) was an American author and illustrator. Pyle wrote The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood of Great Renown in Nottinghamshire. This, his most famous work, is about the legendary outlaw, Robin Hood, and his band.
Life and works
Pyle was born March 5, 1853, in Wilmington, Delaware. He had a happy childhood and married, but his son died at age 7. He illustrated dynamic scenes very different from traditional ones, and shared his artistic talent at the Drexel Institute of Fine Arts. He founded an illustration school there, which made him famous and the father of American illustration. He later undertook various attempts at mural paintings.
He died November 9, 1911.
- "Pyle, Howard." Encyclopedia Britannica Online.