This collection of resources provides additional information about the subject of illustration, from collections of original illustration art to interesting blogs and educational opportunities. A special feature highlights video interviews with noted practitioners, who offer compelling insights about their personal experiences and inspirations.
“Building Books: The Art of David Macaulay”
Author and artist David Macaulay has demystified the workings and origins of everything from simple gadgets to elaborate architectural structures.
“Dancing Princesses: The Fairy Tale Art of Ruth Sanderson” exhibition video
A video produced for the exhibition "Dancing Princesses: The Fairy Tale Art of Ruth Sanderson," on view at Norman Rockwell Museum from December 7, 2013 through March 9, 2014.
“Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney”
James Gurney’s "Dinotopia" bring the worlds of science and the imagination to life by chronicling Arthur and Will Denison’s remarkable experiences on a lost island in vibrant color and meticulous detail.
“Dong Kingman” by James Wong Howe
Short film documenting the work of Dong Kingman.
“Elwood’s World: The Art and Animations of Elwood H. Smith” exhibition video
A video interview produced for the exhibition "Elwood's World: The Art and Animations of Elwood H. Smith." The exhibition was on view at Norman Rockwell Museum from February 19 through May 15, 2011.
“Everett Raymond Kinstler: Pulps to Portraits”
As part of its Distinguished Illustrators Series, Norman Rockwell Museum presents "Everett Raymond Kinstler: Pulps to Portraits," on view at the Museum from March 10 through May 28, 2012.
“Gloria Stoll Karn: Pulp Romance” exhibition video
Celebrated for her artistic contributions to the pulp fiction industry during the 1940s, Gloria Stoll Karn (b.1923) was one of just a few female illustrators working to create a steady stream of tantalizing images for the covers of pulp magazines.
“Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning,” by Jesse Kowalski
A history of the Hanna-Barbera animation company.
“Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross” exhibition video
A video produced for the exhibition "Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross," on view at Norman Rockwell Museum from November 5, 2012 through February 24, 2013.
“Istvan Banyai: Stranger in a Strange Land” exhibition video
A video produced for an exhibition on view at Norman Rockwell Museum from March 9 through May 5, 2013.
“Mac Conner: A New York Life” exhibition video
The exhibition video presents Conner’s hand-painted illustrations for advertising campaigns and women’s magazines like "Redbook" and "McCall’s," made during the years after World War II when commercial artists helped to redefine American style and culture.
“Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure”
Known today for his meticulously researched historical paintings, Mort Künstler is also a prolific illustrator who has worked on a broad spectrum of assignments for more than sixty years.
“Wendell Minor’s America” exhibition video
This retrospective looks at the many cover illustrations Minor has created over the years, as well as his 25th anniversary illustrating children's books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world.
“Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney” video interview
A video produced for an exhibition on the acclaimed picture book illustrator, Jerry Pinkney. The exhibition was on view at Norman Rockwell Museum in 2011.
“Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman”
Explore the award-winning art of Murray Tinkelman, a Hall of Fame illustrator whose pen-and-ink drawings have captured the essence of the American experience for more than six decades.
Charles “Sparky” Schulz Draws Charlie Brown (Official Video)
Charles "Sparky" Schulz talks about Charlie Brown as he draws him playing the piano in this official video clip from the never released documentary, "A Boy Named Charlie Brown."
Interview with Pierre Mion
2005 interview with illustrator Pierre Mion, known for his scientifically accurate work for "National Geographic."
Interview with Walt Reed
2004 interview with artist, historian, and Illustration House founder, Walt Reed (1917-2015). Reed discusses Norman Rockwell and his involvement with the Famous Artists School, among other activities related to the field of illustration.
Marc Rosenthal video interview
A 2005 interview with illustrator Marc Rosenthal by Norman Rockwell Museum for the exhibition, "The Art of 'The New Yorker': Eighty Years in the Vanguard."
Peter de Sève interview, “‘Ice Age’ to the Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios”
Interview with illustrator Peter de Sève, one of the character designers for Blue Sky Studios.