North by Northwest: From the Banks of Oil Creek to the Brandywine and Beyond


In the late-19th and early-20th centuries, the United States led an art world revolution in the field of illustrations. Often looked down upon as a lesser form of expression, even by some of its own practitioners, book and publication illustrations of the period vibrantly depict nature and characters through pragmatic application of artistic skill. Many artists studied under pioneers like Howard Pyle and N.C. Wyeth, including Titusville native Leal Mack, whose endeavors form part of the tradition of American illustration artists celebrating the beauty of their lived landscapes.

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