Frank E. Schoonover: American Visions
November to April: Weekdays 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., Weekends and holidays: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., May: open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sat, Nov 10, 2018 - Mon, May 27, 2019
Venue: Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Glendale Rd/ Rte 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262
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November 10th, 2018 through May 27th, 2019 Frank E. Schoonover's (1877-1972) legendary adventure paintings were inspired by the belief that artists should live what they paint-an adage often repeated by his noted teacher, illustrator Howard Pyle, and absorbed by his fellow student and friend, N.C. Wyeth. This exhibition will explore the breadth of this important Golden Age artist's career, beginning with Schoonover's art school experiences as a student in Pyle's classes at the then newly founded Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry in Philadelphia, beginning in 1896, and his time at the Chadds Ford Summer School in 1899, where he honed his skills among other gifted Pyle pupils. This exhibition will feature Schoonover's paintings for such classic stories as "Kidnapped", "Robinson Crusoe", "Swiss Family Robinson", and "Ivanhoe", as well as illustrations for the novels of Zane Grey. Eighty original paintings, drawings and studies will be on view, as will archival photographs and examples of the artist's daybooks and personal effects. Art ©Frank E. Schoonover, all rights reserved.