Katharine Pyle (November 23, 1863 – February 19, 1938) was an American artist, poet, and children's writer.
|Born||November 23, 1863|
|Died||February 19, 1938|
|Alma mater||Philadelphia School of Design for Women|
|Occupation||Artist, writer of children books|
|Known for||Writing and illustration|
Born in Wilmington, Delaware, the youngest offspring of William Pyle and Margaret (Painter), she was the sister of author and artist Howard Pyle. She was educated at the Women's Industrial School and the Drexel Institute, then studied at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women and the New York Art Students' League. She lived in Wilmington her whole life, except four years in New York during the 1890s.
Her art was exhibited at the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893. She found work as an illustrator no later than 1895, but her first major success occurred in 1898 with The Counterpane Fairy. Over the course of her career she wrote over 30 books and illustrated the works of others. Her works appeared in the Ladies' Home Journal and Harper's Bazaar. The Delaware Art Museum now has a substantial collection of her manuscripts. She co-authored a collection of 24 whimsical stories entitled The Wonder Clock (1888), with her brother Howard.
- Biographical and Genealogical History of the State of Delaware, 1, Runk, J.M. & Co., 1899, p. 317.
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- "Katharine Pyle Papers", Special Collections Department, University of Delaware, 2011, retrieved 2013-03-01.
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- "Katharine Pyle Manuscript Collection, Helen Farr Sloan Library & Archives, Delaware Art Museum" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-06-20.
- Works by Katharine Pyle at Project Gutenberg
- Works by or about Katharine Pyle at Internet Archive
- Works by Katharine Pyle at LibriVox (public domain audiobooks)
- Illustrations from "Tales for Norse Mythology", 1930
- Reid, John P., "Katharine Pyle 1863 - 1938", Collecting Delaware Books, John and Jane Reid's Web Sites, retrieved 2013-03-01
- Online Books by Katharine Pyle at the University of Pennsylvania Online Books Page
- Katharine Pyle at Library of Congress Authorities, with 40 catalog records