Neville Dinner features Howard Pyle!
February 9, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Abiding Influence of an
Art Teacher and an Aesthete:
A Celebration of the
Life, Lore, and Sartorial Splendor
of Howard Pyle
Father James Neilson, O’Praem
This is part of the Neville Dinner Series and aligns with our centennial celebration. Tickets should be purchased through the Neville web site.
The Howard Pyle Collection was purchased by the Antiquarians who saved it from being sold outside our community. Pyle is considered the father of American Illustrators, is credited with transforming Robin Hood from an outlaw to a hero, and influenced the work of N. C. Wyeth, A. C. Wyeth, and Norman Rockwell. He was part of the Brandywine School of Art. The paintings have been restored and are available to travel to other museums. The Pyle paintings were part of a $1.3M Heritage Collection purchase of artifacts from the Brown County Library and also include one of only three known signed portraits of Abraham Lincoln, a collection of antique Oriental Rugs (some of which are on display in the Neville Auditorium), and other items of value to our heritage.