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.
“A Complete History of American Comic Books,” by Shirrel Rhoades
The former publisher of Marvel Comics shares his knowledge on comic books.
“Bridgman’s Complete Guide to Drawing from Life,” by George Bridgman
A compilation of instructional drawing books written by George Bridgman.
“Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter,” by James Gurney
A researched study on two of art's most fundamental themes, "Color and Light" bridges the gap between abstract theory and practical knowledge.
“Dancing Princesses: The Fairy Tale Art of Ruth Sanderson” family guide
Family guide for the exhibition, "Dancing Princesses: The Fairy Tale Art of Ruth Sanderson."
“Dean Cornwell: Dean of Illustrators,” by Patricia Janis Broder
Regarded as the “Dean of American Illustrators,” Dean Cornwell was the instructor and idol of a generation of illustrators.
“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.
“Famous American Illustrators,” by Arpi Ermoyan
This book features artists who have been elected to the Illustrators Hall of Fame.
“Figure Drawing for All It’s Worth,” by Andrew Loomis
Loomis' instructional drawing books have influenced generations of artists.
“Gil Elvgren: All His Glamorous American Pin-Ups,” by Charles G. Martignette and Louis K. Meisel
This book is a compilation of pin-up art by Gil Elvgren which contains 600 illustrations.
“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.
“Great Illustrations by N.C. Wyeth,” edited by Jeff A. Menges
The star student of Howard Pyle's Brandywine School, N.C. Wyeth created more than 3,000 illustrations in the course of his career.
“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.
“How to Hire a Great Illustrator” hiring guide by Toptal
Provides in-depth information and tips for hiring illustrators.
“Illustration: A Visual History,” by Steven Heller and Seymour Chwast
An image-packed book which explores illustration through style and form.
“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.
“My Adventures as an Illustrator,” by Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell's autobiography, published in 1960.
“Norman Rockwell: A Definitive Catalogue,” by Laurie Norton Moffatt
Every known illustration created by Norman Rockwell during his six-decade career is displayed and documented in this important reference work.