at the Norman Rockwell Museum
Award-winning artist Gregory Manchess will discuss the making of Above the Timberline during an opening weekend talk and book signing Sunday, November 18th at 1PM at the Norman Rockwell Museum.
Original artwork for the book, which has been a decade in the making, will be on view.
Manchess, working in the tradition of Frank E. Schoonover and the Golden Age masters, has created a lavishly painted novel—124 oil paintings across 240 pages—about the son of a polar explorer searching for his stranded father and a lost city buried under snow in an alternate future.
Above the Timberline was released by Simon & Schuster/Saga Press October 24th, 2017.
Manchess has worked as a freelance illustrator for nearly 40 years on advertising campaigns, magazines and book covers. His work has appeared on covers and for feature stories of National Geographic Magazine, Time, Atlantic Monthly and The Smithsonian. He has completed numerous commissions for stamps for the U S Postal Service, including the Mark Twain stamp and the recently released March on Washington stamp.
The National Geographic Society sent him on an expedition to record the exploits of explorer David Thomson and chose his work to illustrate the adventures of the first discovery of an actual pirate ship for the traveling exhibition, Real Pirates: The Untold Story of The Whydah, from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship.
He lectures frequently at universities and colleges nationwide and gives workshops in painting at the Norman Rockwell Museum and the Illustration Master Class in Amherst MA.
His presentation is free to museum members. General admission to the museum is $20 for adults; $18 for seniors, $17 for veterans and $10 for college students with identification. Those 18 years of age and younger are admitted free. The museum is located at 9 Glendale Road, Stockbridge, MA 01262.