Collections and PartnersTony Sarg (1880-1942)| Laughing Lion (1930)| watercolor on paper| Brandywine River Museum Collection, gift of Jane Collette Wilcox.
The Rockwell Center is a network of prominent museums, distinguished collections, institutional partners, and scholarly resources, whose common interest is American illustration art and visual studies.
American Illustration Collections and Network Partners:
Please note: This is a partial list.
Brandywine River Museum
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
American illustration is a major component of the museum’s collection. The collection includes illustrations by many of the 19th and 20th century American illustrators Howard Pyle, Rockwell Kent, Edward Gorey, Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss), N. C. Wyeth.
Established in 2005, the Center for Historic American Visual Culture (CHAViC) at the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) provides opportunities for educators to learn about American visual culture and resources, promotes the awareness of AAS collections, and stimulates research and intellectual inquiry into American visual materials.
Delaware Art Museum
The museum’s creation dates from a few months after the passing of the illustrator and illustration teacher Howard Pyle and focuses on his work and that of his students. There is also the country’s largest collection of illustration work by the American realist artist John Sloan.
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
This collection is comprised of original examples of contemporary picture book illustration.
The Wyeth Center, which features artworks by N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, and James Wyeth. The museum collection includes one original painting by Norman Rockwell, created for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.
“The Ultimate Pop Culture Experience”
Great Falls, Virginia
The Kelly Collection of American Illustration is a private collection dedicated to the acquisition, preservation, research and exhibition of Golden Age American
Library of Congress
In L.C.’s department of Prints and Photographs is an extensive collection of American illustration art and material culture.
Museum of the City of New York
New York City
Illustration art highlighting the evolution of New York City, including works by Rea Irvin, Mary Petty, Helen Hockinson, and many others.
Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators
New York City
Collections featuring works by historical and contemporary illustrators.
National Museum of American Illustration
Newport, Rhode Island
(Affiliated with American Illustrators Gallery, New York City)
A collection of American illustration art from its early years through “Golden Age” illustrators including Howard Pyle, N. C. Wyeth, Maxfield Parrish, Dean Cornwell, J. C. Leyendecker, and Mead Shaeffer; works by Norman Rockwell and many others.
The National Scouting Museum is the official museum of the Boy Scouts of America, and houses the most comprehensive collection of historical records, artifacts, and artwork related to the American Scouting movement. Illustrations in the collection include forty-seven paintings by Norman Rockwell, numerous artworks by Joseph Csatari and Remington Schuyler, and pieces by J.C. Leyendecker, Dean Cornwell, Walt Disney, Howard Chandler Christy, and other notable artists.
New Britain Museum of American Art
New Britain, Connecticut
Over 1,400 works of original American illustration art on rotating display.
New York State Museum
Albany, New York
Natural and cultural history collections consists of approximately 20,000 illustrations that have been created primarily for publication. These feature subjects in the fields of Anthropology, Biology, Geology, History, and Paleontology. There are at least 5,000 archeological and ethnological illustrations, valuable as documents of time and history. Of the biological illustrations, 1,962 are by Charles H. Peck, the museum mycologist from 1868-1913.
Norman Rockwell Museum
More than 700 original works by Norman Rockwell and also a growing collection of work by other American illustrators including Howard Pyle, N. C. Wyeth, Edmund Dulac, Thomas Fogarty, among others.
Williams College Museum of Art
Political cartoons, including the works of Thomas Nast.
American Illustrators Gallery
New York City
Illustration House Gallery
New York City
Specializes in American illustration art.
Fort Washington, Pennsylvania and New York City
Specializes in Golden Age illustration
Florida and Texas Paintings highlighting notable moments in space research and flight.
National Postal Service
United States Armed Forces
Dodd Center, University of Connecticut
Original picturebook art including works by Barry Moser, Jane Dyer, Tommy DiPaola, and others.
Mazza Museum, University of Findlay
Cartoon Research Library, Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
Comic Art Collections including original and published work.
Cartoon Research Library, Ohio State University
Comic art collections and annual symposium/festival.
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University
New Brunswick, New Jersey
General Collections and the Roger Duvoisin Gallery for Children’s Books.
Gallery of Art, University of Delaware
Special Collections show the development of botanical illustration from early printed books to the present day.
Modern Graphic History Library, Washington University
St. Louis, Missouri
Art and archival materials by contemporary illustrators, including Al Parker, Robert Weaver, Robert Andrew Parker.
Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York
The Research Center collections focus on the art of many English illustrators and the American illustrator Maxfield Parrish. The collections also have a concentration of the political side of illustration via cartooning in the work of William Gropper and others.
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