Norman Rockwell illustrations on exhibit at the Anchorage Museum
January 02, 2002
WHO: Norman Rockwell and Joseph Csatari:
Artists for the Boy Scouts of America
WHAT: "Spirit Lives On", an exhibit of six illustrations
WHERE: Anchorage Museum of History and Art
WHEN: January 6 through March 3, 2002
Opening reception January 6 from 1 to 3 p.m.
The Anchorage Museum of History and Art presents a small exhibit of works depicting Boy Scouting from classic American painter Norman Rockwell, along with Joseph Csatari. All the paintings included in this exhibit represent work the two artists created for Boy's Life magazine, a publication of the Boy Scouts of America.
Norman Rockwell began painting for the Boy Scouts at the age of 18 while working for Boy's Life in 1912. He painted scouting scenes for more than 60 years with each painting presenting an image of idealized Scouts in worthy action. Joseph Csatari assisted Rockwell in the early 1970s and became his successor at the Boy Scouts following his death in 1978. Csatari's fine paintings are reminiscent of the Rockwell style in depicting scouts in action.
The Western Alaska Council of the Boy Scouts of America brings this exhibit to the Museum from the National Scouting Museum in Texas to commemorate the awarding of their highest honor, the Silver Buffalo, to Elmer Rasmuson. The Boy Scouts also honored Norman Rockwell with this award in 1939.
The Norman Rockwell and Joseph Csatari exhibit is sponsored by Phillips Alaska and Lynden Transport.