Art News “Willie Gillis’ Jan. 2017 Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA, thru June 5


Mac Conner: A New York Life, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA, thru June 5. This lively installation brings to light the art of one of America’s original “Mad Men” who made a career in the city’s vibrant publishing industry. Featured are hand-painted illustrations for advertising campaigns and women’s magazines made during the years after WWII, when commercial artists helped to define American style and culture   

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), “Willie Gillis’ Care Package from Home (Food Package),” 1941. Oil on canvas. Cover illustration for “The Saturday Evening Post,” October 4, 1941. Private collection. ©SEPS: Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN

Norman Rockwell Museum Celebrates 75th Anniversary of Norman Rockwell’s Willie Gillis

Norman Rockwell Museum will celebrate the 75th anniversary of private Willie Gillis, one of Norman Rockwell’s most beloved characters, with an afternoon festival to be held on Saturday, November 19, from 1 to 5 p.m.