Exhibition video for “Dancing Princesses: The Fairy Tale Art of Ruth Sanderson,” on view December 7, 2013 through March 9, 2014 at Norman Rockwell Museum.
A renowned fantasy artist and illustrator of children's literature, Ruth Sanderson has created imagery for more than seventy-five picture books, many of which bring classic tales to life.
This special holiday installation, featuring more than sixty original illustrations for classic and original stories, includes her personal favorite—“The Twelve Dancing Princesses.” Now in the permanent collection of Norman Rockwell Museum, Ruth's paintings and studies for this enchanting tale will be accompanied by the opulent costumes that she commissioned specifically for her work. Dazzling paintings for other princess-inspired books, including “The Sleeping Beauty;” “Cinderella;” “The Golden Mare, The Firebird, and The Magic Ring;” “The Snow Princess;” “The Crystal Mountain;” and “The Enchanted Wood,” an original story, are sure to delight in this magical exhibition.
Video produced by Bill J. Killon for Norman Rockwell Museum.
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