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Howard Pyle

Howard Pyle (1853-1911) is remembered as the Father of American Illustration on account of his teachings at the turn of the 20th century. His small school produced several industry-leading illustrators, including N. C. Wyeth, Harvey Dunn, Violet Oakley, and Jessie Willcox Smith. Pyle's stories and drawings epitomize the era known as the Golden Age of American Illustration, setting a standard of excellence with tales and images remarkable for their engaging simplicity and penetrating realism.