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George Eastman House in Rochester Presents Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera

ROCHESTER, NY.- Experience the iconic paintings and illustrations of artist Norman Rockwell alongside the staged photographs on which he based his work, with the exhibition Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera, on view through Sept. 18, 2011. Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) adopted photography in the mid-1930s as a tool to bring his illustration ideas to life in studio sessions. He carefully orchestrated the photographs, hand-selecting the props, locations, and models. Rockwell created an abundance of photographs for each new subject, sometimes capturing complete compositions and other times combining separate pictures of individual elements. For the first time, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera presents more than 100 study photographs with his drawings — and related tear sheets of magazine covers plus photography equipment, archival letters, and an introductory film — offering an in-depth look at the artist’s working process. The camera brought a new flesh-and-blood r