Exterior View, National Museum of American Illustration and Frederick Law Olmsted Park

National Museum of American Illustration and Frederick Law Olmsted Park

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Interior View, National Museum of American Illustration and Frederick Law Olmsted Park

National Museum of American Illustration and Frederick Law Olmsted Park

Interior View, National Museum of American Illustration and Frederick Law Olmsted Park

Interior View, National Museum of American Illustration and Frederick Law Olmsted Park

Exterior View, National Museum of American Illustration and Frederick Law Olmsted Park

Exterior View, National Museum of American Illustration and Frederick Law Olmsted Park

Interior View, National Museum of American Illustration and Frederick Law Olmsted Park

Interior View, National Museum of American Illustration and Frederick Law Olmsted Park

Interior View, National Museum of American Illustration and Frederick Law Olmsted Park

Interior View, National Museum of American Illustration and Frederick Law Olmsted Park

The National Museum of American Illustration (NMAI) was founded by Judy and Laurence Cutler in 1998 at Vernon Court, an 1898 Gilded Age mansion designed by Carrére & Hastings, who were the architects for The Flagler Museum, The Frick Collection, Neue Galerie, and the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives buildings.

NMAI opened on July 4th, 2000, as an independent, nonprofit, educational organization whose mission is to enlighten a global public to American illustration art – and it’s the first national museum devoted exclusively to such. NMAI’s remarkable American Imagist Collection comprises one of the largest Norman Rockwell, Maxfield Parrish and J.C. Leyendecker collections, with milestone artworks by Charles Dana Gibson, Howard Pyle, Jessie Willcox Smith, N. C. Wyeth, and more than 150 luminary Golden Age illustrators.

Collection Highlights


Norman Rockwell

Miss Liberty

Maxfield Parrish

Griselda

N.C. Wyeth

The Doryman

Joseph Christian Leyendecker

Couple in Boat

Howard Pyle

Marooned
National Museum of American Illustration and Frederick Law Olmsted Park: Collection Highlights

Norman Rockwell

Miss Liberty, 1943
oil on canvas, 41.75 in x 31.25 in
Courtesy of American Illustrators Gallery, New York, NY © 2017 National Museum of American Illustration, Newport, RI.

Maxfield Parrish

Griselda, 1910-1920
oil on canvas, 40 in x 32 in
Courtesy of American Illustrators Gallery, New York, NY © 2017 National Museum of American Illustration, Newport, RI.

N.C. Wyeth

The Doryman, 1938
oil on canvas, 42 in x 35 in
Courtesy of American Illustrators Gallery, New York, NY © 2017 National Museum of American Illustration, Newport, RI.

Joseph Christian Leyendecker

Couple in Boat, 1922
oil on canvas, 20.5 in x 29.5 in
Courtesy of American Illustrators Gallery, New York, NY © 2017 National Museum of American Illustration, Newport, RI.

Howard Pyle

Marooned, 1887
oil on board, 16 in x 23 in
Courtesy of National Museum of American Illustration, Newport, RI © 2017 National Museum of American Illustration, Newport, RI.

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