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Three Renowned American Artists and Their Teachers in Rockwell Exhibit

Art: ‘Keepers of the Flame: Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell and the Narrative Tradition’
Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978) Shuffleton's Barbershop,1950 Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, April 29, 1950 Collection of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, Los Angeles, CA ©1950 SEPS: Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN. All rights reserved.

For the last decade, award winning illustrator Dennis Nolan has  immersed himself into proving that the artistic lineage that produced the Golden Age of Illustration may be traced back 500 years to the Renaissance.   What began as a slide lecture comically titled, “From Rock Wall to Rockwell,” Nolan says, “I  spun a tale about Norman Rockwell’s artistic roots, I linked him and his teachers to a centuries-old tradition of narrative painting and art instruction.” As he looked more closely he discovered it was true.  

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