November 5, 2014 - February 8, 2015
An enormous Norman Rockwell drawing, recently acquired from the Higgins Armory Museum, and depicting a guard dozing in front beside the armor, will go on view beside letters by Rockwell about the commission and WAM's painting by the artist, giving insight into both Rockwell's technique and showcasing the artist's gift for narrative.
Above Left: Norman Rockwell, American, 1894-1978, Study for "The Nightwatchman," 1962, charcoal and graphite on paper, Charcoal on paper study for the "Saturday Evening Post" cover of November 3, 1962, The John Woodman Higgins Collecion, 2014.142
Above Right: Norman Rockwell, American, 1894-1978, The Wonders of Radio, 1922, oil on canvas board, Gift of Sherburne and Penelope Rockwell, 2002.526
Master Series Third Thursday
Reflections on Rockwell: Deborah Solomon, author of American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell talks about one of America's most beloved artists.