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Images of Santa Claus in the 1800s do not portray the round, jolly, bearded man that we know today. Throughout the latter half of the 19th century, images of Santa morphed through a variety of looks.Read Full Essay >
September 22, 2022 - Compelling conversations with illustrators, art directors, authors, and scholars will explore more than three hundred years of racial representation in published art and the role of mass-circulated imagery as a force in shaping public perception about people and groups of people.
October 21, 2021 - We at the Norman Rockwell Museum were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jerry Pinkney (1939-2021), a true master of American illustration and one of the kindest and most genuine individuals that we have every had the pleasure of working with.
October 8, 2021 - Explore the history and meaning of mythology and fairy tales in our lives, and the mythic characters and stories reflecting the inevitable conflict between the forces of good and evil – both real and imagined. On Friday, art historian and catalogue essayist Alice A. Carter will offer a keynote focusing on fantasy in the age of discovery.
A look at the history of illustration across cultures and time periods, from early cave paintings to today's most advanced digital explorations.Explore History
An ever-expanding reference list providing background on a diverse spectrum of illustrators across time, cultures, and artistic styles.View Artists
An exploration of the many artistic genres or types of illustration that have been the focus of artists working in the field, from historical to contemporary.Explore Genres