Howard Pyle (1853-1911) was an American illustrator and author, primarily of books for young people. He was a native of Wilmington, Delaware, and he spent the last year of his life in Florence, Italy. In 1894, he began teaching illustration at the Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry (now Drexel University).
Rene Gruau, Illustrator extraordinaire literally made my heart race the first time I saw his work in the Negresco in Nice. Post two men defined French fashion, Christian Dior and his illustrator Rene Gruau, The New Look was born.