On the Market: Painter’s Folly, Former Home of Howard Pyle

1421 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA.

1421 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA.

Vincent van Gogh once wrote to his brother that he was struck “dumb with admiration” by Howard Pyle’s illustrations in Harper’s Monthly. Unsurprisingly, Pyle rose to celebrity-status for his work, and illustrated numerous magazines and books, most notably the The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood.

He also did images for works by Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, William Dean Howells, and Woodrow Wilson, and was a mentor to notable painter and illustrator N.C. Wyeth. Upon his death, the New York Times bestowed Pyle the title of “”father of American magazine illustration as it is known to-day.” More on Pyle’s legacy can be found here.

As it stands, this Chadds Ford house –called Painter’s Folly–once belonged to the artist, and even served as inspiration for works by celebrated realist painter Andrew Wyeth, son of N.C.

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Is It Andrew Wyeth or Perkiomenville?

Outside 704 Kulp Road, Perkiomenville, PA

Wyeth painting or listings photo?

Although best known for his hypnotic painting Christina’s World, Andrew Wyeth was a celebrated realist painter whose regional focus spawned a number of naturalistic artwork depicting rural America. Wyeth grew up in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, just a little over an hour away from this newly listed farmhouse in Perkiomenville. Remarkably, these listings photos of this Montgomery County property are like Wyeth paintings come to life. Read more »