When artist and illustrator Norman Rockwell lived in Arlington, Vermont, from 1939 to 1953 he invited his rural neighbors to model for his famous illustrations. Not only Vermont residents, but also folks from just across the border in Washington County, New York, including residents of Cambridge, Salem, and especially Shushan.
Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life he created for The Saturday Evening Post over nearly five decades.
Tom McMorris of the Asa Fitch Historical Society in Salem, NY, will present an illustrated talk introduces several models and tells the story of their relationships with the artist, using family interviews, photographs, and Rockwell’s finished artwork.
Rockwell models and their families are expected to be in attendance.
This free talk and an associated exhibition, hosted by the Folklife Center, will take place Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 6:30 pm at Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY.