Norman Rockwell Museum and The Here at Home Committee will welcome home First Lieutenant Andrew Shaw and Sergeant Kelsey Shaw, two soldiers returning to the Berkshire after being deployed abroad, during a special homecoming ceremony to be held at the Museum on Saturday, June 23, starting at 1 p.m. The soldiers and their families will be honored by regional dignitaries during the ceremony, which will be held in front of Norman Rockwell’s rarely-seen original 1945 painting, The Homecoming, currently on view thanks to a short-term loan.
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.
Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies Presents Distinguished Scholar Award to Illustration Historian Walt Reed
Norman Rockwell Museum’s Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies presents its first Distinguished Scholar Award to Walt Reed, a renowned scholar, author, and art historian, in recognition for his lifelong commitment to scholarship relating to the art of illustration. In the words of noted American illustrator Tom Lovell, Walt Reed “saved illustration” by preserving and presenting original works of art created for publication that would otherwise have been lost.
Throughout his career Howard Pyle gathered an impressive collection of period clothing and accoutrements he used to give plausibility to various period illustrations. While Pyle used paid models, he also had his students dress in appropriate costume and model for him and one another.
November 10, 2012 through February 24, 2013
One of the greatest artists in the field of comic books, Alex Ross has revitalized classic superheroes into works of fine art with his brilliant use of watercolor. Just as Andy Warhol elevated soup can labels into multi-million dollar artworks, Ross has transformed comic books. By building on the foundation of the great artists who came before him― Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, John Romita, Neal Adams, George Perez, and others―Ross’ paintings have revolutionized the comic book industry and transcended the newsstand origins of his profession.
December 1, 2012 through February 3, 2013
It is said that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and for artist Mary-Amy Cross―the talented second-cousin of legendary American illustrator Norman Rockwell―the idiom certainly rings true.