Bob Eggleton – Part 2 (Episode:09)

One of the established superstars of “weird fantasy” artwork, Eggleton has illustrated and written numerous science fiction and fantasy books, and between 1994 and 2004 won the prestigious Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist eight times. The 1995 book Alien Horizons: The Fantastic Art of Bob Eggleton and the 2000 volume Greetings from Earth: The Art of Bob Eggleton showcased his award-winning work, In 1995, Eggleton painted the cover for the Lovecraft-inspired Cthulhu 2000: A Lovecraftian Anthology, a collection of stories by eighteen horror and fantasy authors. He continues to illustrate monsters and aliens, and recently created a horrifying painting of Cthulhu especially for our Summer 2021 Enchanted exhibition.

2021-04-07T11:59:54-04:00April 12th, 2021|Comments Off on Bob Eggleton – Part 2 (Episode:09)

Bob Eggleton – Part 1 (Episode: 08)

One of the established superstars of “weird fantasy” artwork, Eggleton has illustrated and written numerous science fiction and fantasy books, and between 1994 and 2004 won the prestigious Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist eight times. The 1995 book Alien Horizons: The Fantastic Art of Bob Eggleton and the 2000 volume Greetings from Earth: The Art of Bob Eggleton showcased his award-winning work, In 1995, Eggleton painted the cover for the Lovecraft-inspired Cthulhu 2000: A Lovecraftian Anthology, a collection of stories by eighteen horror and fantasy authors. He continues to illustrate monsters and aliens, and recently created a horrifying painting of Cthulhu especially for our Summer 2021 Enchanted exhibition.

2021-04-07T11:43:13-04:00April 5th, 2021|Comments Off on Bob Eggleton – Part 1 (Episode: 08)

Alessandra Pisano (Episode: 07)

Alessandra Pisano is rapidly becoming a big name in the world of fantasy illustration. The winner of the Spectrum Rising Star award in 2016, Pisano often paints images containing elements of mythology and magic. Her oil paintings provide a glimpse into a world where solitary women live and hunt in the wilderness alongside animal companions. With a style distinctly her own, Pisano’s work has appeared in the last four volumes of the annual Spectrum fantasy art awards. In addition, she has created artwork for Sideshow Collectibles, Fantasy Flight Games, Upper Deck, and most recently, Magic: The Gathering.

2021-03-24T14:36:19-04:00March 29th, 2021|Comments Off on Alessandra Pisano (Episode: 07)

Charles Vess (Episode: 06)

The influence of Howard Pyle, Willy Pogany, Arthur Rackham, and Alphonse Mucha is evident in the fairy tale and fantasy art of Charles Vess. After illustrating superheroes for mainstream comic publishers for several years, in 1990 Vess began collaborating with author Neil Gaiman on several projects, including the acclaimed comic book series The Sandman. Their partnership continued with the books Stardust (1998) and Blueberry Girl (2009). Vess recently contributed fifty-six illustrations to Ursula K. LeGuin’s The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition (2018). Vess is the winner of three Eisner Awards, two Hugo Awards, and four World Fantasy Awards, among others.

2021-03-12T16:25:14-05:00March 22nd, 2021|0 Comments

Ruth Sanderson (Episode: 05)

Ruth Sanderson has been a professional illustrator since 1975, with over eighty published children’s books, in addition to illustrated book covers, fantasy art, collector’s plates, animation concept art, and product design. She began a career creating art for textbooks and book covers, including the Black Stallion and Nancy Drew series. She went on to illustrate Heidi (1984), The Secret Garden (1988), The Twelve Dancing Princesses (1990), and The Snow Princess (2004).

2021-03-05T11:10:19-05:00March 15th, 2021|0 Comments

Sara Frazetta (Episode: 04)

Frank Frazetta is the most popular of the fantasy illustrators of the late-20th century. Granddaughter Sara is the CEO and co-founder (with her mother, Holly) of Frazetta Girls, LLC, which licenses Frank Frazetta’s artworks through frazettagirls.com, and boasts a substantial social media following. In January, Sara is opening a museum dedicated to the artist.

2021-03-01T10:31:56-05:00March 8th, 2021|0 Comments

Donato Giancola (Episode: 03)

Considered one of the finest young fantasy artists working today, Donato Giancola was named Best Artist at the World Fantasy Awards in 2004. In addition, Giancola has won three Hugo Awards, twenty-three Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists, and numerous other awards. Giancola’s admiration for Golden Age illustrators is apparent in the numerous paintings he has created depicting the Lord of the Rings saga. He has compiled many of these works in such books as Middle-Earth: Visions of a Modern Myth (2010) and Middle-Earth: Journeys in Myth and Legend (2019), which features more than two hundred illustrations.

2021-03-01T10:33:34-05:00March 1st, 2021|0 Comments

Louis Henry Mitchell (Episode: 02)

As the Creative Director of Character Design at Sesame Workshop, Mitchell carries on the work of the man who inspired him since age six, Jim Henson. Mitchell works with Muppet creation and design for Sesame Street, where he created Kami, the first HIV-positive Muppet and Julia, the first Muppet on the autism spectrum. Mitchell currently serves on the Board of Norman Rockwell Museum.

2021-03-01T10:35:18-05:00February 22nd, 2021|0 Comments

Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell (Episode: 01)

A legend of the sword-and-sorcery genre, Boris Vallejo was born in Lima, Peru on January 8, 1941. After receiving formal art training in his home country, Vallejo immigrated to the United States in 1964. Over the last fifty years, he has painted nearly every major fantasy figure: Tarzan, John Carter, Conan the Barbarian, and many more. However, his most-viewed work may be the illustrated film poster for National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983), in which Vallejo parodies his own barbarian-themed work.

One of today’s great fantasy illustrators, Julie Bell dabbled in children’s book illustration before pursuing a career in bodybuilding, becoming a nationally ranked competitor. In 1989, she began modeling for well-known fantasy artist Boris Vallejo and was inspired to return to illustration. Her work appeared on the cover of Heavy Metal magazine in 1992. Since then, Bell has created advertisements for several companies and found work in the comic book industry, where she became the first woman to illustrate Conan the Barbarian for Marvel Comics.

Bell and Vallejo married in 1994. They continue to inspire each other, often collaborating on paintings.

2021-03-01T10:36:49-05:00February 14th, 2021|Comments Off on Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell (Episode: 01)

Welcome to the Illustrator’s Studio (episode: 00)

Welcome to The Illustrator’s Studio! My name is Jesse Kowalski, Curator of Exhibitions at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

Each week, I speak with an artist, collector, or scholar on a number of topics related to their work and the field of illustration - from illuminated manuscripts to children's books, to role-playing and video games. Each discussion examines the vast history of the art form.

As the home of the American illustration, the Norman Rockwell Museum has a large collection of artworks by Rockwell and other artists, as well as Rockwell’s Stockbridge studio and archives. The museum highlights Norman Rockwell's rich legacy through exhibitions and programs related to illustration. The Museum’s Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies enhances scholarship relating to the field through fellowship opportunities, symposia, a growing illustration history website, and programs like this.

2021-02-04T18:07:00-05:00February 4th, 2021|0 Comments

Norman Rockwell Museum

 

Hours

Norman Rockwell Museum is Open 7 days a week year-round

May – October and holidays:

open daily: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. (July/August 2015)
Rockwell’s Studio open May through October.

November – April: open daily:

Weekdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Weekends and holidays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday Closings:

The Museum is Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

 

 

 

Admission

Members: FREE
Adults: $18.00
Seniors (65+): $17.00
College students with ID: $10.00
Children/teens 6 — 18: $6.00
Children 5 and under: FREE

Official Museum Website

www.nrm.org

 

 

 

Directions

Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Route 183
Stockbridge, MA 01262

413-298-4100 x 221

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