The Storyteller’s Art: Reimagining America Through Illustration

September 11, 2011 - April 1, 2013

1961-20 To celebrate the return of the Museum’s signature Centennial exhibition Howard Pyle: American Master Rediscovered, from the Norman Rockwell Museum, where it was enjoyed by over 80,000 visitors, the illustration galleries (The Peggy H. Woolard Howard Pyle Galleries, and the Sue Ann and John L. Weinberg Gallery) were redesigned to incorporate many of Pyle?s most famous and popular works. With new and never-before-seen works by Pyle and other prominent American illustrators, the galleries have become a favorite for visitors of all ages. The works are arranged in the following thematic groupings:

  • Gallery 4 displays a selection of Pyle’s paintings in color.
  • Gallery 5 features some of Pyle’s black and white works.
  • Gallery 6 presents many of Pyle?s most famous works, including Maroooned, The Mermaid, and The Flying Dutchman.
  • Gallery 7 focuses on the lighter side of America’s past, including turn-of-the-century leisure activities as illustrated by various artists.

The Coming Tide, 1909
Howard Pyle (1853-1911)
Oil on canvas, 28 1/8 x 18 1/8 inches
Bequest of Hazel Hyde Rumford, 1961

 

1912-50 1990-31
A Wolf Had Not Been Seen at Salem for Thirty Years, 1909
Howard Pyle (1853-1911)
Oil on canvas, 17 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches
Delaware Art Museum, Museum Purchase, 1912
At the Sign of the Automobile, 1908
Thomas Guernsey Moore
Gouache on illustration board, 26 x 19 inches
Acquisition Fund, 1990

 

1912-33
So the Treasure Was Divided, 1905
Howard Pyle (1853-1911)
Oil on canvas, 19 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches
Delaware Art Museum, Museum Purchase, 1912

ORGANIZER & SPONSORS

The Storyteller’s Art: Reimagining America through Illustration was organized by the Delaware Art Museum.
Delaware Division of the Arts
This exhibition is made possible, in part, by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.