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Fieldwork in Valley Forge

Reposting an article concerning Howard Pyle and his association with Valley Forge. by Hannah Boettcher http://www.americanrevolutioncenter.org/first-oval-office/fieldwork-valley-forge    Especially in this early summer weather, Valley Forge National Historical Park is a popular local destination for hiking, running, dog-walking and picnicking between Washington’s … Continue reading

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Meet Harvey Dunn

Meet Harvey Dunn! “It is not the technique but the idea”

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Howard Pyle and Vincent Van Gogh

An interesting article comparing the lives of Howard Pyle and Vincent Van Gogh. Van Gogh was an admirer of Pyle and mentioned him to his brother Theo at least 11 times in his letters. http://townsquaredelaware.com/2012/02/28/howard-pyle-and-vincent-van-gogh-reflections-on-changes-in-taste/ Howard Pyle and Vincent Van … Continue reading

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Howard Pyle Documentary

Here is some information on the PBS documentary, Howard Pyle and the Illustrated Story. http://www.howardpyledvd.com/ Draw Attention – 46 minutes that captivate and motivate   With a total run time of 46 minutes, this fast-paced documentary was designed  specifically for … Continue reading

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NC Wyeth Exhibit at the Farnsworth Art Museum.

Every Picture Tells a Story: N.C. Wyeth Illustrations from the Brandywine River Museum. April 27, 2013 – December 29, 2013 Wyeth Center The exhibition, based on the holdings of the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, is composed of … Continue reading

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Howard Pyle’s School

I have been thinking about Howard Pyle’s studio and his classes. What an amazing experience it must have been for NC Wyeth, Harvey Dunn, George Schoonover and countless others! Pyle encouraged his students to become deeply immersed in their subjects … Continue reading

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Howard Pyle’s Rules of Art

Howard Pyle (1853-1911): Writer, Artist, Teacher and Founder of the Brandywine School. A list of “rules of art” based on the writings of Howard Pyle compiled by Robert Genn. –  Develop a sense of history. –  Seek your training close to … Continue reading

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