Mac Conner: A New York Life. Sept 10, 2014 - Jan 19, 2015
The New York saga of one of the original "Mad Men."
McCauley (“Mac”) Conner (born 1913) grew up admiring Norman Rockwell magazine covers in his father’s general store. He arrived in New York as a young man to work on wartime Navy publications and stayed on to make a career in the city’s vibrant publishing industry. The exhibition presents Conner’s hand-painted illustrations for advertising campaigns and women’s magazines like Redbook and McCall’s, made during the years after World War II when commercial artists helped to redefine American style and culture.
Co-sponsored by The Modern Graphic History Library at Washington University in St. Louis and the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies.
Watch an interview with Mac Conner featuring the 100-year-old illustrator's reflections on his remarkable career. This video was produced on May 7, 2014 in association with the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies at the Norman Rockwell Museum.
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