NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM PRESENTS:
An Evening with Illustrator James Warhola

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James Warhola, "Night Visitors at Callahan's," 1985
James Warhola, Night Visitors at Callahan’s, 1985. Oil on canvas board, 56” x 32”. Private collection.
©James Warhola. All rights reserved.

Stockbridge, MA, July 24, 2017—In conjunction with its new exhibition, James Warhola: Uncle Andy and Other Stories, Norman Rockwell Museum will present an evening with illustrator James Warhola on Thursday, July 27, starting at 5:30 p.m. An award-winning artist, Warhola was influenced as a child by his artistic family—especially his famous uncle, Andy Warhol. Mr. Warhola will share stories of his family visits with the legendary artist and his mother, and discuss his own journey as an illustrator of picture books, science fiction subjects, and popular periodicals, including Mad magazine. Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission. The talk is free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission. Reservations can be made by calling 413.931.2221, or email: register@nrm.org.

James Warhola: Uncle Andy and Other Stories
On view through October 29, 2017

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, illustrator James Warhola was influenced as a child by his artistic family—especially his famous uncle, Pop artist-Andy Warhol. From an early age, he watched his uncle create illustrations for shoes, shopping bags, and advertisements, which piqued his interest in the world of art.

Like Andy Warhol, Warhola attended Tam O’Shanter’s Saturday Art Classes at the Carnegie Museum of Art, and graduated from Carnegie Mellon University. A move to New York City brought him to the Art Students League, where he refined his painting skills and set out to establish a career as a freelance illustrator. First specializing in science fiction and fantasy illustration, Warhola has since created artworks for more than 350 book jackets, including Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein and Neuromancer by William Gibson. In 1987, he accepted his first of 35 children’s book commissions, a path that offered new opportunities for expression. Warhola been a regular contributor to Mad magazine since 1980, and has been a primary illustrator for the popular Garbage Pail Kids card series.

James Warhola: Uncle Andy and Other Stories explores Warhola’s career as a science fiction, fantasy, and children’s book artist, including original illustrations for his acclaimed picture books, Uncle Andy’s: A Faabbbulous Visit with Andy Warhol, and Uncle Andy’s Cats, which document his memorable family gatherings.

Thursday Evening Lecture and Performance Series
Inventing America: Art and Cultural Connections
Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., July and August

Enjoy this engaging series of talks and performances inspired by our current exhibitions and the persuasive power of visual imagery in its many forms. Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission. Reservations are suggested.

Upcoming Events:

Andy, Edie, and the Sedgwicks of Stockbridge
Thursday, August 3, 5:30 p.m.

Coming of Age: American Portraits from Copley to Warhol
Thursday, August 10, 5:30 p.m.

Norman Rockwell and the American Ideal: A European Viewpoint
Thursday, August 17, 5:30 p.m.

Inside The Famous Schools
Thursday, August 24, 5:30 p.m.

Art Music: An A Capella Evening with Quintessential
Thursday, August 31, 5:30 p.m.

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