Phoenix Art Museum
The Phoenix Art Museum in Phoenix, Arizona features one Norman Rockwell in its collection.
The Museum counts among its paintings one work by Norman Rockwell.
The Museum aalso boasts an extensive collection in addition to the Rockwell. The Museum houses a permanent collection consisting of over 10,000 objects. The collection spans five millennia of both Western and Eastern civilizations.
The collection is particularly strong in European and American modern and contemporary works. Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet, Diego Rivera, Gilbert Stuart, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O'Keeffe, Frederic Remington, Rembrandt Van Rijn, Annie Leibowitz and Ansel Adams are just a few of the artists whose works are included in the collection.
The entire collection is housed in a gorgeous 203,000 square foot building.
Phoenix Art Museum: Portrait of Huckleberry Finn
Portrait of Huckleberry Finn, a 20 15/16" x 17 3/4" inch charcoal and gouache on paper, is a unused idea sketch from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.
The children's classic was originally published in 1876. The Heritage Press republished the classic in 1940 and included masterpieces from Rockwell to distinguish their version from lesser ones.
Rockwell actually created this work in 1939.
Of course, I am going for the Rockwell, but the rest of the collection is certainly a draw as well.
About The Phoenix Art Museum
Museum hours are Wednesday, 10am-9pm, Thursday-Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday, 12pm-5pm and First Friday Evenings, 6-10pm. The Museum is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and major holidays.
Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and full time college students, $4 for children 6 to 17 and free to children ubder 6 and Museum members.
Groups of 10 or more people must be scheduled at least 5 weeks in advance.
Phoenix Art Museum
Phone (602) 257-1222
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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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