The Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, will present State of the Art: Illustration 100 Years after Howard Pyle on Feb. 9 until June 1.
In 2011, the museum launched its centennial celebration in honor of Pyle. State of the Art: Illustration 100 Years after Howard Pyle marks the celebration's end and reflects on Pyle's legacy in the field of illustration. Since Pyle's death in 1911, American illustration has diversified into an empire that includes a wide range of art forms from animated films and computer-generated images, to graphic novels and conceptual art.
Guest Curator David Apatoff, illustration scholar and author of biographies on Robert Fawcett and Albert Dorne, highlights the following eight artists: story illustrator Bernie Fuchs; graphic designer Milton Glaser; MAD caricaturist and comic artist Mort Drucker; The New Yorker cover artist and character designer for animated films, Peter de Sève; editorial artist John Cuneo; painter and book artist Phil Hale; painter and magazine illustrator Sterling Hundley; and Pixar production designer Ralph Eggleston. For more information, call (302)-571-9590 or visit delart.org.