Tales of Folk and Fairies: The Life and Work of Katharine Pyle
By Katherine L. Miner.
Published by the Delaware Art Museum, 2012.
Paperback. 43 pages.
Katharine Pyle (1863 – 1938), Howard Pyle’s youngest sibling, emerged as one of Delaware’s most prolific women authors and illustrators. Between 1898 and 1934, she illustrated or wrote and illustrated over 50 books – almost all for children – including fairy tales and animal stories. Largely overshadowed by her more famous brother, the Delaware Art Museum’s 2012 exhibition, Tales of Folk and Fairies: The Life and Work of Katherine Pyle, served to reintroduce Katharine’s work to present-day audiences. This book includes a brief biography, an essay about Katharine Pyle’s work, and an exhibition checklist.