Mark Twain Museum
The Mark Twain Museum in Hannibal, MO, features several original Norman Rockwell paintings in its permanent collection.
While not strictly a Norman Rockwell museum, I have included it because it contains many very important original Norman Rockwell paintings among its collections of artwork and artifacts.
As any Rockwell art collector knows, he painted illustrations from Mark Twain's classics during the middle phase of his career.
The sixteen original paintings created to illustrate Twain's classic tales of growing up on the Mississippi River during the Nineteenth century are all owned by the Mark Twain Museum and are on display for the public to see and enjoy.
Sounds like a plan for a vacation to me!
Mark Twain Museum: Eight Original Norman Rockwell Tom Sawyer Paintings
The following original Norman Rockwell paintings from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain are on display at the Mark Twain Museum. The Norman Rockwell illustrated edition of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was originally published in 1936 by Heritage Press, New York.
Mark Twain Museum: Eight Original Norman Rockwell Huck Finn Paintings
The following original Norman Rockwell paintings from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain are also on display at the Mark Twain Museum. The Norman Rockwell illustrated edition of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was originally published in 1940 by Heritage Press, New York.
In addition to these original Norman Rockwell paintings, the Museum also has Mark Twain's Oxford gown, and many other priceless artifacts.
This Museum is definitely worth a visit.
The New Rochelle Library in New Rochelle, New York, also has several charcoal on paper studies for most of the paintings mentioned above.
About The Mark Twain Museum
The Museum is open seven days a week throughout the year, except closed on New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
The admission fee is $9 for adults, $7.50 for seniors (60 and over), $4 for children (6 to 12), children under 6 admitted free. Discounted admission is available for groups of 20 or more.
Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum
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After scouring the nation for every Norman Rockwell Museum,
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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