September 27, 2019 through December 9, 2019
This exhibition highlights artwork for Hi, I’m Norman: The Story of American Illustrator Norman Rockwell , an artist’s biography for young people,
written by Robert Burleigh and Illustrated by Wendell Minor.
Award-winning illustrator Wendell Minor drew his way through childhood in Aurora, Illinois, inspired by America’s heartland and the richly illustrated magazines that were so much a part of life at the time―from nature-themed favorites like Outdoor Life and Field & Stream to the vastly popular Saturday Evening Post, which showcased the work of Norman Rockwell and many others. Determined to forge a career as an artist, he sold his beloved 1955 Chevy to pursue his studies at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Florida, and moved to New York in 1968 with little more than his portfolio in hand. Since then, his striking visual narratives and elegant designs have appeared on nearly two thousand book covers and scores of children’s books inspired by his love of art, history, science, and the natural world.