September 25, 2009 through February 7, 2010
Norman Rockwell Museum holds the world’s largest and most significant collection of original artworks by legendary American illustrator, Norman Rockwell. First assembled by the artist himself and placed in trust to the Museum in 1973, the Museum’s collections have continued to grow to include the artist’s Stockbridge studio, its contents, and an archive of over two hundred thousand objects illuminating Rockwell’s life, times and unparalleled career. Collections of original illustration art by other noted creators reflect America’s vibrant visual culture and represent the evolution of Rockwell’s beloved profession.
This intimate exhibition organized by Joyce K. Schiller, Curator, Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies, offers engaging perspectives on recently acquired works by Norman Rockwell and other accomplished illustrators from the collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum. Original artworks by such masters of American illustration as Thomas Fogarty, James Montgomery Flagg, Rolf Armstrong, Worth Brehm, George Harding, Orson Byron Lowell, Fletcher Martin, Frank C. Bensing and others are on view.