Norman Rockwell’s America
Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane, WA - Oct 5, 2019 – Jan 12, 2020
Following on Deborah Solomon’s controversial 2013 biography of Rockwell, the National Museum of American Illustration in Newport, RI, organized this survey of 28 iconic oil paintings, many of which were the basis for Saturday Evening Post covers, along with all 323 covers. Rockwell (1894-1978) is now being reconsidered as a serious artist who balanced Cold War conformity with nostalgic rural and urban values, leading to civil rights advances and public school integration.
PHOTO COURTESY OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATORS. GALLERY, NEW YORK, NY