Sunday, December 14, 2008

Pirates by Frank Schoonover

Frank Schoonover was born in 1877 in New Jersey. He studied under Howard Pyle and by 1905 was producing illustrations for Scribner's Magazine. Schoonover lived a productive life, he continued to paint and teach until his death in 1972. Schoonover is best known for his illustrations of the Northern Canadian frontier. But like any good Pyle student, he turned out a number of very nice pirate paintings. Here are a few of them:

Yankee Ships in Pirate Waters, by Rupert Holland. Garden City Publishing, 1931

Barbary Bo, by Reginald Wright Kauffman. Penn Publishing, 1929.

"Blackbeard in Smoke and Flame," 1922.

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