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PYLE, Howard, artist, born in Wilmington, Delaware, 5 March, 1853. He studied art in a private school in Philadelphia, and in 1876 came to New York. After spending three years in that city writing and illustrating for various magazines, he returned to Wilmington, where he has since resided. Besides furnishing illustrations for various books and periodicals, he has written and illustrated numerous articles, most of them for the publications of Harper Brothers. He is the author of the text and drawings of "The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood" (1883) ; " Pepper and Salt " and "Within the Capes" (1885) ; and "The Wonder Clock" and " The Rose of Paradise" (1887). Mr. Pyle is favorably known as a writer of juvenile fiction, in his illustrations for which he has adopted a quaint style of design.
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