Picturing Health: Norman Rockwell and the Art of Illustration

 In Art & Gallery News, Artists & Special Collections, Exhibits, Norman Rockwell

Through association with the Norman Rockwell Licensing Company (the estate of the artist) and Curtis Publishing (owner of the copyrights of the Saturday Evening Post artwork), Park West Gallery has been able in recent years to bring new and exceptional collecting opportunities for Norman Rockwell artworks to enthusiastic collectors.


Norman Rockwell. The Muscleman, 1941.FREDERICKSBURG, VA – Gari Melchers Home and Studio is hosting the exhibition Picturing Health: Norman Rockwell and the Art of Illustration, organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum.

One of the most successful visual communicators of the twentieth century, Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) was a keen observer of human nature. Created over six decades, his carefully conceived narrative for the masses gave voice to the ideals and aspirations of real people and served as a reassuring guide during an ear of sweeping social and technological change.

Picturing Health: Norman Rockwell and the Art of Illustration features 11 original paintings by Norman Rockwell from the collection of Pfizer Inc., which are among the finest examples of the artist’s advertising imagery. Norman Rockwell’s paintings explore the doctor/patient relationship, health and healing across generations, and the importance of physical fitness.

In addition to the outstanding Rockwell canvases are featured 14 of today’s preeminent illustrators from the pages of Healthy Living, Men’s Health, Newsweek, The New York Times and The New Yorker. Their artwork presents a contemporary perspective on many of the same health-related subjects explored nearly 50 years earlier by Rockwell.

Picturing Health: Norman Rockwell and the Art of Illustration is now on view through January 31, 2010.

For more information, please visit www.GariMelchers.org


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