William James Aylward
(1875 - 1956)
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to a ship builder and owner, Aylward early developed an interest in nautical subjects. He was a student of Howard Pyle and achieved success as an artist and illustrator. He is particularly known for a series of paintings of nautical subjects related to World War I.
This is the first of Howard Pyle’s four books that encompass the Matter of Britain - that is the story of King Arthur. It tells of how Arthur became king and some of his adventures.