Howard Pyle in Wisconsin traces the history of paintings by the famed author and illustrator which arrived in Green Bay in 1904. The exhibit features four color paintings comprising the "Travels of the Soul" collection and 18 historical black and white paintings which were created to illustrate the text of "Colonies and Nations," written by Pyle's friend, Woodrow Wilson.
At one point in the paintings' histories, the "Travels of the Soul" were lent to the Delaware Art Museum but became lost for six years on their return. The paintings were eventually found in a Chicago warehouse where a curator recognized them as the missing pieces from Green Bay and had them returned.
From Dec. 2, 2013-Feb. 7, 2014 an exhibition of Pyle's work curated at St. Norbert College was undertaken in collaboration with the Green Bay and De Pere Antiquarian Society and was funded, in part, by an Artworks grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Shan Bryan-Hanson, Heather Campbell Coyle, Sally Cubitt, and St. Norbert College
Excerpts from Howard Pyle in Wisconsin. The book itself is available for purchase from the St. Norbert College Art Galleries or the Green Bay and De Pere Antiquarian Society.