American illustrator Frank Schoonover was born in 1877 in Oxford, New Jersey. Schoonover was educated in art at the Drexel Institute in Philadelphia by famed American illustrator Howard Pyle. Schoonover's career took off and he began illustrating many books. He was popular for his bold and adventurous style. He was very prolific, painting over two thousand illustrations in his life. Schoonover passed away in 1974.