Masterpieces in Miniature: A Celebration of Howard Pyle

November 19, 2011 - January 8, 2012

black_horse Masterpieces in Miniature is the Museum’s signature holiday exhibition. Each year, regional miniaturists create three-dimensional interpretations of works of art. This year’s theme, the work of Howard Pyle, complements the Museum’s Centennial Celebration – which begins in November of 2011 to commemorate Pyle, the nationally known Wilmington illustrator who died in 1911. The Delaware Art Museum was founded in 1912 to preserve Pyle’s work and celebrate his unique contribution to American Illustration and storytelling. The Masterpieces in Miniature exhibition will be on view during the widely anticipated exhibition Howard Pyle: American MasterRediscovered.Miniature diorama of “Fast Flew the Black Winged Horse”, c. 1895 by Howard Pyle (1853-1911), 2009
Deb Mackie
Mixed media
Lent by the artist, Original work of art: Delaware Art Museum, Museum Purchase, 1915


Wall installation for 2009


Dana J. Pyle, Jr.
Wilmington, DE
The Battle of Yorktown, 1899.
Howard Pyle (1853-1911).
Delaware Art Museum, Museum Purchase, 1912.
Dana J. Pyle, Jr. Which Shall be Captain?, 1908.
Howard Pyle (1853-1911).
Delaware Art Museum. Gift of Dr. James Stillman, 1994.
Deborah J. Mackie
Elkton, MD
Fast Flew the Black-Winged Horse, 1895.
Howard Pyle (1853-1911).
Delaware Art Museum, Museum Purchase, 1915.
Deborah J. Mackie General Lee on His Famous Charger “Traveler,” 1911.
Howard Pyle (1853-1911). 
Private Collection.
Stewart Jackson
Wilmington, DE
The Flying Dutchman, 1900.
Howard Pyle (1853-1911).
Delaware Art Museum, Museum Purchase, 1912.
Bev Gelfand
Jackson, NJ
The Death of King Philip, 1883.
Howard Pyle (1853-1911).
Marnie King
Wilmington, DE
Attack on a Galleon, 1905.
Howard Pyle (1853-1911).
Delaware Art Museum, Museum Purchase, 1912.
Susan Ross, Bonnie Kincaid, Jordanna Wagner
Wilmington, DE
Mr. Pyle’s Studio, 1912.
Delaware Art Museum, Louisa du Pont Copeland Memorial Fund, 1934.
Wanda Simons
Newark, DE
Parson Turrell’s Legacy, 1894.
Howard Pyle (1853-1911).
Delaware Art Museum, Gift of Willard S. Morse, 1923.


This exhibition was organized by the Delaware Art Museum.

In Delaware, 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. Delaware Division of the Arts