Distinguished Illustrator Series

May 11 through June 30, 2013

R.O. Blechman (b. 1930), "Whistler's Mother," n.d. ©R.O. Blechman. All rights reserved.

R.O. Blechman (b. 1930), “Whistler’s Mother,” n.d. ©R.O. Blechman. All rights reserved.

A celebrated illustrator, animator, children’s book author, graphic novelist, and editorial cartoonist, R.O. Blechman is well known for his memorable advertisements for Alka-Seltzer and Capezio, among others, and for his witty illustrations for The New Yorker and The Huffington Post. A 2012 inductee to the Illustrators Hall of Fame, the artist is also the recipient of the New York Art Director’s Club prestigious Designer’s Hall of Fame, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from The National Cartoonists Society. He has also exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, which mounted a retrospective of his animated films in 2003. R.O. Blechman’s imagery for magazines, illustrated books, advertisements, and animations will be on view.

Visit the artist’s website: www.roblechman.com

Selections From The Exhibition:

Related Links:

“R.O. Blechman solo show to open at Norman Rockwell Museum,” The Berkshire Eagle, May 9, 2013

“The Gutsy Scribbling of R.O. Blechman,” The Atlantic, June 28, 2012

“Lines and Frames: An Interview with R.O. Blechman,” The Comics Journal, May 26, 2011

“My Son, the Art Director. My Dad, the Illustrator,” Print Magazine, January 31, 2013