Howard Pyle: American Master Rediscovered presents the most recent research on American illustrator Howard Pyle (1853-1911), with thematic essays by leading scholars in art history, history, and literature. The richly illustrated book presents a fresh perspective on Pyle’s familiar images by exploring his interaction with the art and culture of his time, effectively repositioning him within the broader spectrum of nineteenth-century art.

James Gurney’s Chapter 1 essay “Pyle as a Picturemaker” explores in detail Mr. Pyle’s methods and philosophies, including preliminary sketches, principles of composition, and use of models. Other essays explore Pyle’s relationship with Swedenborgianism, his teaching methods, and his development of the pirate archetype. Shrinkwrapped. Chapter written by Gurney signed only on request. University of Pennsylvania Press, 192 pages, full color. NO LONGER AVAILABLE