Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera

Robert E. Blum Gallery, 1st floor

Beginning in the late 1930s, Norman Rockwell adopted photography as a tool to bring his illustration ideas to life in studio sessions. Working as a director, Rockwell carefully staged his photographs, selecting props and locations, choosing his models, and orchestrating every last detail.

Art Exhibition previously on at Brooklyn Museum of Art in United States.
From Friday 18 February 2011 to Tuesday 24 May 2011

Oh Boy! It’s Pop with a New Plymouth! image The Tattoo Artist, 1944 image Photograph for The Tattoo Artist, 1944 image Photograph for The Tattoo Artist, 1944 image Photograph for The Tattoo Artist, 1944 image The Dugout, 1948 image The Dugout, 1948
Tear sheet, The Saturday Evening Post, September 4, 1948 image Photograph for The Dugout, 1948
Study for The Saturday Evening Post, September 4, 1948 image The Problem We All Live With, 1964 image Shuffleton’s Barbershop, 1950 image Photograph for Shuffleton’s Barbershop, 1950 image Soda Jerk, 1953 image Photograph for Soda Jerk, 1953 image Photograph for Soda Jerk, 1953 image The Gossips, 1948 image Going and Coming, 1947 image Photograph for Going and Coming, 1947 image Girl at Mirror, 1954 image Photograph for Girl at Mirror, 1954 image New Kids in the Neighborhood, 1967 image

Published by Brooklyn Museum on Monday 03 May 2010.
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He created an abundance of photographs for each new subject, sometimes capturing complete compositions and other times combining separate pictures of individual elements. These photographs were the focus of a recently completed two-year project at the Norman Rockwell Museum, which preserved and digitized almost 20,000 negatives. For the first time, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera presents these study photographs alongside his paintings, drawings, and related tear sheets to offer a fascinating look at the artist’s process.

Organization: Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera is organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The Brooklyn Museum presentation is organized by Sharon Matt Atkins, Associate Curator of Exhibitions, Brooklyn Museum.

Publication: A companion book by Ron Schick of the same title, published by Little, Brown, accompanies the exhibition.

Tour: The Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, November 7, 2009–May 31, 2010; more venues to be announced.