The Wagnall's Memorial Foundation Museum
The Wagnall's Memorial Foundation Museum, though not exclusively a Norman Rockwell Museum, has many Norman Rockwell paintings on permanent exhibit.
The Museum is home to, among other things, several original The Literary Digest cover illustrations.
Other artists beside Rockwell are represented in the collection including F. X. Leyendecker, J. F. Kernan, and John Ward Dunsmore. All the artists on display worked for the Funk and Wagnalls publishing house. Many more artists are on display in the Exhibition Of America Illustration.
There are several other permanent exhibits worth seeing, including a collection of antique Chinese articles. This exhibit includes ivory carvings, jade, fine silks and porcelain.
And if that's not enough, the Museum also presents several seasonal and temporary exhibits each year.
Norman Rockwell Literary Digest Paintings
The Rockwell's include Smiles in Belgium Once More, The Story of Christmas and Woman Pinning Boutonnière on Man.
Read more about Smiles in Belgium Once More here.
Read more aboutThe Story of Christmas here.
read more about Woman Pinning Boutonnière on Man here.
About The Wagnall's Memorial Foundation Museum
The Foundation Museum is open Monday through Thursday 9AM to 5PM and Saturday 10am to 2pm. Friday and Sunday, the Museum is closed. The Museum is open weekends by special arrangement.
The Wagnalls Memorial
Phone 614-837-4765 Extension 106
Visit the Museum website. (Opens new window)
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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