** All Photographs by Steven Brooke
Founded in 1998, by Judy Goffman Cutler and Laurence S. Cutler, the NMAI showcases their American Imagist Collection, with artworks by Norman Rockwell, Maxfield Parrish, Charles Dana Gibson, Howard Pyle, NC Wyeth, JC Leyendecker, Jessie Willcox Smith, and over 150 other luminaries.
American Illustrators Gallery
The National Museum of American Illustration
On the evening of July 30th, 2015, the National Museum of American Illustration (NMAI) celebrates its 15th Anniversary with a Gala Event and Benefit Auction at Vernon Court, the Museum’s home on Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island. As a part of this wonderful Summer evening event, Three Laureates will be honored with American Civilization Awards including Matt Lauer, Host of NBC’s Today Show, actress and children's book author Evangeline Lilly, and Pulitzer Prize winning Political Cartoonist Paul Szep, for their respective contributions to Popular American Culture. This extraordinary event is a Fundraiser for the NMAI Endowment Fund and offers a major Auction to benefit the Museum. For information on the National Museum of American Illustration, the 15th Anniversary Gala and Benefit Auction, and current exhibitions, visit their website atwww.AmericanIllustration.org, or ring: 401.851.8949, ext. 18.
Judy Goffman Cutler, Director of the American Illustrators Gallery and NMAI, says “I have relied on Lowy’s expertise and professionalism for over 40 years through the American Illustrators Gallery in New York City, and now with the National Museum of American Illustration, in Newport, RI, for the past 15 years. In all of these overview photographs of the Museum, there is a virtual display of Lowy's various and superb frames perfectly and appropriately complementing and enhancing each painting. Their superior quality of work is unparalleled.”
Federal style carved and gilded frame crafted at the Lowy studios.
A highlight of the evening will be an unprecedented fundraising auction featuring Norman Rockwell’s Portrait of John F. Kennedy. The Kennedy portrait was featured on the April 6, 1963 cover of theSaturday Evening Post, amongst Norman Rockwell’s most memorable and highly-valued commissions.