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Gayle Porter Hoskins prints

Creation: 1947, 1948
Accession: 2016-211


Gayle Porter Hoskins (1887-1962) was an artist and illustrator active between the 1910s through the 1960s. This collection consists of two prints of Hoskins artwork related to rifles.


  • Creation: 1947, 1948



2 item(s)

General Physical Description

2 prints : color ; 16 x 23 in. matted.

Historical Note

Gayle Porter Hoskins (1887-1962) was an artist and illustrator. Hoskins born in Brazil, Indiana moved to Chicago with his family in 1904, and began studying at the Chicago Art Institute. In 1907, Hoskins was a mural designer for the Marshall Field and company. Later that year he was invited by renowned artist Howard Pyle (1853-1911) to study at his school in Wilmington, Delaware. Hoskin's illustrations began to be published in magazines, on book covers, and in calendars. From 1918 through the 1930s Hoskins was a prominent illustrator.

Hoskins with fellow illustrator, Frank Schoonover (1877-1972) co-founded the Wilmington Sketch Club. He founded the Wilmington Academy of Art in 1928 and taught several classes. In the late 1930s he began painting portraits and historical subjects and continued to do so until his death in 1962.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of two prints of Hoskins artwork related to rifles. One print is of a company of Pennsylvania riflemen holding a shooting match. The second print is of trade along the Monogahela River showing bundles of deer hide being exchanged for rifles and ammunition at a riflemaker's shop.


Drawer AA-10.

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This collection is open for research.

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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Gayle Porter Hoskins prints
Laurie Sather
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Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA