Tuesday, January 6, 2015

EXHIBITIONS: Mac Conner’s Mad Men era illustrations

• Mac Conner’s Mad Men era illustrations
through Jan. 19

McCauley (“Mac”) Conner (b. 1913) grew up admiring Norman Rockwell magazine covers in his father’s general store. He arrived in New York expecting to work on wartime Navy publications, but stayed on to make a career in the city’s vibrant publishing industry. The MCNY exhibition presents Conner’s hand-painted illustrations for advertising campaigns and women’s magazines like Redbook and McCall’s, imagined during the years after World War II when commercial artists helped to redefine American style and culture.
Closing soon -- I hope that some of you will be able to make it. I won't, but I thank my nephew T. for picking up an exhibition catalogue for me, so that I won't feel like I've completely missed out.

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