Superheroes and Superstars: The Works of Alex Ross

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An exhibition organized by Norman Rockwell Museum

Alex Ross - Batman & Joker

About the Exhibition

On the heels of the record-breaking touring exhibition, Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross, this exhibition showcases nearly 100 new, original paintings by Alex Ross and comprises 3,500 square feet of gallery space. Paintings, sketches, and models from his childhood and college years are included, as well as works from current and upcoming high-profile projects. In addition, several never-before-seen personal artworks will be on display, including crossover battles between popular characters from comic books and film.

This exhibition has been curated by Jesse Kowalski, Curator of Exhibitions, Norman Rockwell Museum.

Image Left: © Alex Ross. All rights reserved.

Image Left: © Alex Ross. All rights reserved.

About the Alex Ross

Considered one of the greatest artists in the field of comic books, Alex Ross has spent most of his career revitalizing classic superheroes into works of fine art with his brilliant use of watercolor. His paintings revolutionized the comic book industry and transcended the newsstand origins of his profession.

Ross’ early ground-breaking comic book series Marvels (1994) and Kingdom Come (1996) showcased his unique, painted photo-realistic style, and reinvigorated an industry in decline. His subsequent work on projects like Uncle Sam, Justice, Astro City, and Batmancemented his role as one of the premier illustrators of our time.

While continuing to delight fans and collectors alike with Rockwellian images of powerful superheroes, Alex Ross’ unparalleled style has been in high demand in other facets of popular culture. His recent work includes commissions by the Beatles and paintings of David Bowie, Queen, Monty Python, and Flash Gordon in addition to painted covers forStar Wars, The Amazing Spider-Man, and The Avengers comic books.

Host this Exhibition

Contact Information:

Mary Melius
Manager of Traveling Exhibitions


Complete Facts
Fee:TBD for eight to twelve week exhibition period.
Contents:Approximately 100 original artworks; paintings; sketches; artifacts/personal memorabilia; video interview; introductory and informational panels; and object/extended identification labels.
Security:High, all works must be within sight of a trained security officer/staff member at all times during public hours.
Environment:Light level -18 to 22 foot candles for paintings and 5 to 7 foot candles for works on paper and other light restricted objects. Humidity -50% plus or minus 5% and temperature 68 – 72 degrees, no direct sunlight and no direct contact with light fixtures or heating, air conditioning, ventilation, or electrical outlets.
Shipping:Air ride, Climate controlled
Space:Approx. 3500 square feet

Venues Hosting This Exhibition

Upcountry History Museum, Greenville, SC
February 10 – June 3, 2018

Additional venues under consideration.