The Huntsville Museum of Art will be displaying the works of three of America’s most celebrated and beloved master illustrators in American Master Illustrators: N.C. Wyeth, Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell. The exhibit will open with a preview party from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on March 19 and will include a full bar.
These American masters – N.C. Wyeth, Maxfield Parrish and Norman Rockwell – created the greatest iconic art during the Golden Age of American Illustration. During this time, magazines, books and newspapers flourished while documenting a young nation striving to find its identity. It was the illustrator’s job to depict all of this, and they did, defining the American Dream, the American spirit and the American culture in the process.
Wyeth is one of the most successful illustrators of all time, having painted nearly 4,000 illustrations for magazines and books. Much of his work embraced an American Western theme, and he illustrated many popular children’s books, including Tom Sawyer and Treasure Island.
Parrish is known for creating fantastical dream-like worlds. From his earliest illustrations for children’s books and magazine covers to his final Brown & Bigelow calendar, audiences could not get enough of his uniquely crafted images throughout his 68-year career.
Rockwell is arguably America’s favorite illustrator. From the 1920s through the 1970s, mass-circulated national magazines catapulted Rockwell’s imaged into millions of households weekly. Best known for his iconic covers for The Saturday Evening Post, Rockwell’s heart-warming depictions of American Life are universally relevant.
The exhibit will be on display in the Huth, Boeing I and Salmon galleries of the Museum from March 19 – June 21 and will be included with the general price of admission. Tickets to the preview party can be purchased on the website here and are $50 for members and $75 for non-members.