Howard Pyle, a Wilmington native, once was one of America's popular Illustrators and storytellers of his time. His image now lives on through illustration scholars and enthusiasts and unfortunately he has been almost all but forgotten to be mentioned amongst his peers in the ranks of art history. In his prime amazing images of pirates, knights, and historical figures were circulated in a widespread of publications and admired by many people including other talented artists like Vincent Van Gogh. We had a chance to visit the newly opened exhibition Howard Pyle: American Master Rediscovered at the Delaware Art Museum and enjoyed viewing 79 of Pyle's paintings and drawings in a perspective that explored his interaction with art and culture of his time! The exhibition marks the 100th anniversary of the Delaware Art Museum, which was founded to preserve and exhibit Pyle's work following his untimely death.

We hope you have a chance to rediscover the amazing work of Howard Pyle at the Delaware Art Museum as well as enjoy the rest of their collections!

- The Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitor's Bureau

 

Howard Pyle: American Master Rediscovered

Delaware Art Museum - Howard Pyle - Flying Dutchman

 

 

Delaware Art Museum - Howard Pyle Exhibit