The next illustrator to study in this unit is the influential american artist, writer and art teacher Howard Pyle. He started teaching at a young age and many of his students became successful artists including N.C. Wyeth. Pyle and his followers have been termed the "Brandywine School" after the region they lived in.
His work demonstrates realism with a sophisticated use of colour and composition. His images also feature recurring themes of patriotism.
One of his well-known works, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, he both wrote and illustrated.