In 2010 the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies at the Norman Rockwell Museum offered the opportunity for scholars to win a fellowship to pursue their studies on American illustration art and visual studies.  The Rockwell Center Fellowship is offered to senior scholars or museum professionals and Rockwell Center Dissertation Fellowship is open to doctoral candidates who are working on their dissertations.  A few weeks ago we awarded the two Rockwell Center Fellowships for 2011.

The senior scholar recipient is Dr. Michael Lobel, an Associate Professor of Art History in Modern and Contemporary Art, Criticism, and Theory in the School of Humanities at Purchase College, State University of New York. His research topic is “Becoming an Artist: John Sloan, the Ashcan School, and Popular Illustration.”

Word Puzzle published in the Philadelphia Press (March 21, 1909)

The dissertation fellowship recipient is Ms. S. Jaleen Grove, a Ph.D. candidate at Stony Brook University. Her dissertation will be titled “A Cultural Trade: Canadian Commercial Illustration at Home and in the United States.”