I’m going to be putting together a series of blog posts concerning 100 influential and prolific illustrators that I believe every illustrator should know. These will not have any specific order of importance. Please REBLOG these posts to get these names out there, known and appreciated!
100 Illustrators that all Illustrators should know: #1
Howard Pyle (1853-1911)
Country: United States
Famous for: The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, King Arthur, Pirates, Harper’s Weekly
Howard Pyle is considered by many to be the father of American Illustration, and had a long-lasting and prolific career creating illustrations for fantasy and adventure stories. He founded the Howard Pyle School of Illustration Art, later coined the Brandywine School named after the area several of his most well-known students were from. Among his most notable students were N.C Wyeth and Frank Schoonover. Along with his students, he is considered part of the collective known as the Brandywine River Artists, and his work remains in museums throughout the country.