Contemporary artists have continued Rockwell’s tradition of capturing the essence of the American experience, creating scenes based upon their own favorite pastimes. This March, Norman Rockwell Museum is proud to present the latest in its Distinguished Illustrator Series of exhibitions: ”Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman” will be on view at the Museum from March 29 through June 15, 2014.
Norman Rockwell Museum presents the world’s largest collection of original Norman Rockwell art, including beloved paintings from The Saturday Evening Post and the Four Freedoms, and the best in the field of American illustration. Experience Rockwell’s art, life and legacy in the artist’s picturesque New England hometown of Stockbridge, Massachusetts nestled in the culturally rich Berkshires.
A transformational outcome of a collections development initiative launched five years ago, Norman Rockwell Museum today announced the acquisition of the art and archives from the Famous Artists School in Westport, Connecticut, nearly doubling the Museum’s collections. This major gift comprises more than 5,000 un-catalogued artworks, including several original works created by Norman Rockwell, plus an archive of hundreds of thousands of items.
”The Gossips,” one of Norman Rockwell’s most popular paintings, has returned to Norman Rockwell Museum to be displayed for a limited time. The loan is made possible through the generosity of the artwork’s new owner.
What an autumn it has been for Norman Rockwell. With the market record of $46 million set for Rockwell art at this month’s Sotheby’s American Art sale, we’ve emerged in 45 years from being the museum dedicated to the artist most ridiculed by the art world to the museum that embodies the artist whose masterpiece […]
March 29 through June 15, 2014
Murray Tinkelman is an award-winning artist who has received illustration’s highest honors from the Society of Illustrators, The New York Art Directors Club, and the Society of Publications Designers. His beautifully conceived and rendered pen and ink drawings have appeared in many publications including the Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, and he has been commissioned to create numerous artworks for The National Park Service and The U.S. Air Force.