A new exhibit is opening at the World of Coke today called American Originals - Norman Rockwell &
The first piece of art is the one we know the least about. This beautiful sketch is matted in a manner that suggest that Rockwell was proposing to use it as the 1936 calendar or with additional copy as a print ad. Rockwell had already provided art for four calendars, but in this case, the Company chose to go with the beach scene painted by N.C. Wyeth for the 50th anniversary calendar. ^TR
50 YEARS YOUNG – STUDY FOR 50 TH
13 1/2” x 10 1/2”, crayon and charcoal on paper
Study for proposed
50th Anniversary Campaign
50 Years Young, Time tested. Taste Proven
Last Saturday, the team from the popular public television program, Antiques Roadshow were in Atlanta filming for upcoming 2012 episodes. While over 6,000 people brought their items to the Roadshow appraisal area to be reviewed, the Roadshow team sent a film crew to the Archives to record a segment. The segment will focus on the three missing Norman Rockwell
First, host Mark Walberg and noted appraiser Lelia Dunbar were filmed discussing the importance of both
The program will air in 2012 and we will make sure to let you the date once it is set.
We recently acquired an oil painting by Charles Archibald MacLellan for the Archives collection. When I saw photos of the painting, I thought it was the image from the 1928 deck of cards and tray. However, when the painting arrived yesterday and I was able to get a good look at it to compare it to the other image, it is obvious that while the same pose is used for both, the works are different. Our advertising department and agency would frequently commission artwork featuring a pose and would select what they felt was the best. Readers of the blog may remember the Rockwell painting we acquired last year that was never used for an ad.
I think I like the painting more than the art that was eventually chosen. It has a warmer feel to it.
While the Boy Scouts of America were founded in 1910 and are celebrating a century of "Being Prepared" this year, they were not officially incorporated until President Woodrow Wilson signed their incorporation papers on this date in 1916.
We have too many images to post to the blog, so I have created a facebook photo album with more photos of the Scout calendars.
Today, February 3rd, is Norman Rockwell's birthday. I posted a few weeks ago about the new painting by Rockwell that we had acquired, but I wanted to take the occasion of his birthday to spread the word that we are still looking for three of his paintings used for
I am proud to announce that we have acquired a new painting for our collection. The painting to the right was done by Norman Rockwell as a proposed ad for
As this work was only a study, it does not have the same level of detail as his other works, however, I feel that this more impressionistic style is a very interesting example of Rockwell's work. We are coordinating with the team at the World of