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Foster, William H. (1886-1941)

Born in Andover, Massachusetts, in 1886 William H. Foster entered the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, in Boston about 1904. In 1907 he began work for the Boston Traveler as a cartoonist and newspaper artist. Foster came to Wiimington in November 1908 and occupied studios first at 804 Orange Street and then at […]

Fischer, Anton Otto (1882-1962)

Anton Otto Fischer was born in  Munich, Germany, on February 23, 1882. He was orphaned at an early age and reared in an orphanage. At the age of fifteen he  ran away when he was forced to study for the priesthood and became  a printer’s devil. He soon left this job and ran away to […]

Farley, Richard Blossom (1875-1954)

Richard Parley was born in 1875 in Poultney, Vermont. He was a student of James McNeil Whistler in Paris and William Merritt Chase and Cecilia Beaux at the Pennsylvania Academ of the Fine Arts. No concrete proof has been located that Parley studied with Howard Pyle at Drexel, but he is mentioned by Henry Pitz […]

Everett, Walter (1880-Unknown)

Walter Everett was born in Haddonfield, New Jersey, on August 20, 1880. According to Henry Pitz, Everett studied with Howard Pyle at Drexel Institute and in Wilmington, but there is no record of the dates of his study. His work was not included in the exhibits of Pyle’s classes at Drexel from 1895 to 1899. […]

Eirich, Edward – ( 1877 -1929 )

Studied with H. Plye at Drexel and also at P.A.F.A. His illustrations appeared in: Scribner’s, Ladies Home Journal, Saturday Evening Post. Worked as an illustrator at The Evening Bulletin in Philadelphia.

Edwards, Edward B. (1873-1948)

Edward B. Edwards was a master of various media, but he specialized in the grahic arts. When he died at the age of seventy-five, he was most remembered for the calligraphic magazine covers that he had designed in Celtic, Byzantine, Gothic, Renaissance, and Egyptian styles. How much of his command of ancient and modern motifs […]

Duer, Douglas

Douglas Duer was born in October 1887 in Pikesville, Maryland, to Margaret and Andrew Duer.  His father died in 1891 leaving nine children of which Douglas, aged four, was the youngest.  He was educated at Marston’s School in Baltimore.  Young Duer’s talent for art was noticed by his sister, Henrietta, whi was a portrait painter, […]

Dougherty, Louis Roberts (1876 -1948)

Louis Dougherty was born on Decemmber 24, 1876, in Philadelphia, the son of Francis Carpenter and Sara Roberts Dougherty. Dougherty attended public school in Philadelphia and studied at the Drexel Institute (1893-1898), where he studied with Howard Pyle and Charles Gmfly, and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where he had a fellowship. […]

Dougherty, Ida Marion (Unknown – 1955)

Ida Marion Dougherty was born in Fairport, New York.  She graduated from Holyoke College and then studied at the Art Student’s Leaguewith Kenyon Cox and Edmund Tarbell.  Later she became a part-time student of Howard Pyle and attended his Monday Night Lectures. She maintained a studio at 903 Tatnall Street, Wilmington, DE. While studying with […]

Demorest, Alfredo Lutz

Alfredo Demorest was born in Santiago, Chile, of American parents about 1881. He studied at the University of Santiago, and came to the United States to prepare for the Diplomatic Service in 1902. After graduating from the University of Callfornia in 1906, Demorest returned to Chile.   In 1907, Demorest decided to pursue a career […]