Leyendecker at the Rockwell
Regarded as one of America's significant illustrators, J.C. Leyendecker was responsible for more than 400 magazine covers between 1896 and 1950, 322 of which were for The Saturday Evening Post.
The Norman Rockwell museum presents the rare opportunity to view every one of those covers on exhibit through June 14th. Entire walls are covered with the Leyendecker covers, from top to bottom.
Leyendecker was closely identified with the magazine during the first decades of the twentieth century. Original artwork is also on display, showcasing the artists versatility and skill.
What makes this exhibit unique is that Leyendeckers was a personal friend of Rockwell, who was influenced by his drawing style. Now, the old friends are reunited through their work on display together
The Norman Rockwell Museum will present special events with the exhibition. Every Picture Tells A Story on Monday, April 20 will offer hands-on art making. On Saturday, April 25, Elegance, Arrogance, and Beauty: J.C. Leyendecker and American Fashion, will feature a special discussion by Lynda Meyer, fashion historian.