Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Howard Pyle and The Studio Group
This 36 member group of women own the former studios of Howard Pyle,
the "Father of American Illustration," and founder of the Brandywine Tradition of painting.
of the studio is a cross section of a Buttonwood tree, in the spot where Pyle stood
when painting; an homage to "The Master."
teacher and mentor to his many students. Among them were N. C. Wyeth,
Maxfield Parrish, and Philadelphian Violet Oakley.
In one of his many letters to his brother, Theo, Vincent exclaimed, "Howard Pyle's
illustrations struck me numb with admiration!"
Thank goodness Vincent didn't take up illustration.
the Brandywine River, in Chadds Ford. (Oil, 5 X 7", $110.00)