Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art
The Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art, located on the campus of the University of Oklahoma - Norman, boasts one Norman Rockwell painting in its collection.
A large collection of American artists' works is presented, as well as Native American and Asian art.
An impressive collection of European art includes such artists as Paul Cezanne, Edward Degas, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
This is a very impressive museum and well worth a visit.
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Rebel at Gunpoint
The Museum counts one original Norman Rockwell painting among its collection, Rebel at Gunpoint from 1939. Rebel at Gunpoint, a 16 x 13 inch oil on board painting, was first published in the October 1939 issue of American Magazine on page 42.
The painting illustrated a short story called The First 4th, written by Richard Powell. The caption for the illustration read "The little boys had fought each other so often that a battle with an enemy redcoat seemed like nothing..."
Of course, the museum has lots of other fine pieces of art in its collection and exhibits, but only one Rockwell.
About Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art
Museum hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10AM to 5PM, Thursday 10AM to 9PM and Sunday 1PM to 5PM. The Museum is closed every Monday and university holidays.
Admission is very reasonable. Adult admission is $5, seniors (65 and over) is $4, children 6-17 is $3 and OU faculty and staff is $2. Admission is free for children under 6, Museum Association members and OU students with valid ID. Admission is free for everyone on Tuesdays.
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
Phone (405) 325-4938
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Norman Rockwell Quotes:
I'll never have enough time to paint all the pictures I'd like to.
No man with a conscience can just bat out illustrations. He's got to put all his talent and feeling into them!
Some people have been kind enough to call me a fine artist. I've always called myself an illustrator. I'm not sure what the difference is. All I know is that whatever type of work I do, I try to give it my very best. Art has been my life.
Right from the beginning, I always strived to capture everything I saw as completely as possible.
The secret to so many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure. So, you see, they're always looking ahead to something new and exciting. The secret is not to look back.
I can take a lot of pats on the back. I love it when I get admiring letters from people. And, of course, I'd love it if the critics would notice me, too.
You must first spend some time getting your model to relax. Then you'll get a natural expression.
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