1853 -- Howard Pyle

Howard Pyle Howard Pyle born in Wilmington, Delaware on March 5, 1853. Pyle died November 9, 1911. Influential leader of the Golden Age of Illustration, which was a period of unprecedented excellence in book and magazine illustration. Advances in technology permitted accurate and inexpensive reproduction of art. Under Pyle's tutelage, such talented artists such as N. C. Wyeth, Jessie Willcox Smith, and Maxfield Parrish learned their craft. Art from Pyle's The Book of Pirates (1903)