“Toast of The Town"
Norman Rockwell, J.C. Leyendecker, Frederic Remington, and the Artists of New Rochelle.”
~ On view through October 27th ~
Ten years ago this show of evocative works by the Art Colony of New Rochelle during the 1910’s, 1920’s and 1930’s helped remind the country of a once vibrant source of story telling in America, before the age of radio and television.
Unfortunately, very few people in New Rochelle, where all of this art was created, had a chance to view that outstanding exhibit. Unless of course they decided to drive the two and a half hours to Stockbridge, Mass. on a fall weekend, and pay the admission price to The Norman Rockwell Museum to see it.
In 1913 at the age of nineteen, after studying at the newly formed Art Students League in Manhattan, Norman Rockwell settled down in New Rochelle with his first real job; Art editor of “Boy’s Life”.