Istvan Banyai, "Kindle," 2009. "The Atlantic Fiction" magazine cover, 2009. ©Istvan Banyai. All rights reserved.

Istvan Banyai, “Kindle,” 2009. “The Atlantic Fiction” magazine cover, 2009. ©Istvan Banyai. All rights reserved.

Stockbridge, MA, March 20, 2013—Norman Rockwell Museum will present a night of conversation with illustrator Istvan Banyai on Saturday, March 23, starting at 5:30 p.m. Meet the award-winning illustrator whose work is featured in the Museum’s current exhibition, Istvan Banyai: Stranger in a Strange Land, on view through May 5, 2013. Mr. Banyai will discuss his career as a working artist for such publications as The New Yorker, New York Times, and The Atlantic, and beloved picture books as Zoom and The Other Side. Refreshments and a book signing will follow. Admission to the talk is $10, $7 for Museum members.

Istvan Banyai: Stranger in a Strange Land

On view through May 5, 2013

An innovative Hungarian-born artist whose illustrations have been sought after by clients throughout the world, Istvan Banyai made his mark as an award-winning artist in the United States, and has been creating persuasive, elegant artworks for publishers and corporations for more than thirty years. Banyai’s striking imagery has appeared on the covers and pages of The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, Rolling StoneMother Jones, The New York Times, GQ and Esquire, and has been featured by Absolut Vodka, Nickelodeon, MTV Europe, Encyclopedia Brittanica, Penguin Putnam/Viking, and many others. The artist’s influential visual commentary and his approach to image-making will be explored.

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