FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
100 paintings and drawings from the Golden Age of Illustration, circa 1890 – 1970: A retrospective on the American male persona as defined and influenced by commercial interests, the medium of print, and the illustration artists of the day.
For show and sale: a major collection of 100 impressive paintings and drawings with a story to tell by artists JC Leyendecker, Tom Lovell, Norman Rockwell, Joseph Kernan, Walter Humphrey, Leslie Thrasher, Maxfield Parrish, NC Wyeth and others.
Nov. 14, 15, 16: 5 – 9pm
Sat. Nov. 17: 1pm – 5pm
Held at: Illustration House, 110 W. 25th St., NY
Nov. 14, Wednesday 7pm: Unveiling of the long lost NC Wyeth painting The Christmas Ship in Old New York. Produced in 1929, ‘whereabouts unknown’ for over 60 years, this 4 foot 5 inch by 11 foot 4 inch oil visits the location of its inspiration to be appreciated once again.
Following the unveiling is guest speaker, master painting conservator Andrew Bertolino of BertolinoArts. Andrew, a third generation fine art professional and major contributor to the preservation of fine art masterpieces, speaks on The Before and After Aspects of Fine Art Restoration. Complete with before pictures and the after effect itself, Andrew relates his experience on the restoration of the Wyeth in particular, and with paintings in general.
Nov. 15, Thursday 7pm: Guest speaker, Dr. Don Stoltz, founder of the Norman Rockwell Museum at Curtis Publishing, Philadelphia, noted world wide lecturer, author, and Rockwell expert, speaks about Norman Rockwell, his life, and how painting things “as he wanted them to be” affected the global perspective of the American family man and America. The presentation includes a biographical sketch of Rockwell’s life and power point show of many of his paintings.
November 17, Saturday 2pm: Guest speaker, noted illustration art adept of Illustration House, Roger Reed speaks on The Defining of the Classic Urban American Male by Artist JC Leyendecker. Roger tells us about Leyendecker’s life and artwork and how his cosmopolitan version of “how he wanted them to be” played out in the collective psyche.
Presentation lengths will vary.
Attendees signing in at the door will receive a free email copy of The Illustrated Gallery’s Illustration Art for the Investor 2013.
Wine will be served during the event using the highly acclaimed silent wine aerator from WineWeaver. In celebration of the exhibition, WineWeaver will be offering attendees exclusive discounts from www.wineweaver.com
The Illustrated Gallery, est. 1998, is dedicated to the collecting, restoring and recirculating of this important art genre and communication medium.
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