St. Norbert College to Host “Howard Pyle in Wisconsin”

Dec. 2 through Feb. 7

From St. Norbert College, November 18, 2013
by Stefanie Trinkl, stefanie.trinkl@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

St. Norbert College will host an exhibit of work by "the father of American illustration" Howard Pyle from Monday, Dec. 2, through Sunday, Feb. 7, in the Baer gallery of the college's Bush Art Center.

"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.

This exhibition is in collaboration with the Green Bay and De Pere Antiquarian Society and is funded, in part, by an Artworks grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Baer Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A reception will be held on Thursday, Dec. 5, 5-7 p.m. in the Bush Art Center.

For more information, contact St. Norbert's art curator, Shan Bryan-Hanson, at 920-403-3072 or shan.bryan-hanson@snc.edu.