Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Here There Be Pirates

Delaware is home to some famous illustrators of pirates.

Today's Wilmington News Journal has a nice piece on efforts of family members of one of them to catalog all of his works. Frank E. Schoonover was a student of Howard Pyle, and created many covers and interior illustrations for books and magazines.

The newspaper has a nice history of efforts to locate some of his works, which he often sold after they were returned to him by publishers of the books and magazines they appeared upon. See: Illustrator's kin on trail of lost art

If you would like to see one of his paintings, and you find yourself in Wilmington, there's a large mural by him on display in the New Castle County Court House.

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