One afternoon in Wilmington, Delaware, six of Howard Pyle’s top students were working on their drawings when a new student entered. The newcomer had just been admitted into the select company, and he was eager to prove himself. He already had some art training under his belt, such as drawing from the plaster cast and the figure, and a grounding in perspective and anatomy. Mr. Pyle set him to work in front of a cast of Donatello’s portrait bust of the “Unknown Lady.”

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Howard Pyle and the American Tradition - American Artist Magazine May 2012