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A New York Life

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Illustration for unknown publication, ca. 1950 Gouache and Graphite on Illustration Board © Courtesy of the artist & The Museum of the City of New York
A New York Life

1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029
September 10th, 2014 - February 1st, 2015
Opening: September 10th, 2014 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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upper east side
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Museum and Museum Store: Sun-Sat 10-6
TAGS:  
Illustration

DESCRIPTION

McCauley (“Mac”) Conner (born 1913) grew up admiring Norman Rockwell magazine covers in his father’s general store. He arrived in New York as a young man to work on wartime Navy publications and stayed on to make a career in the city’s vibrant publishing industry. The exhibition presents Conner’s hand-painted illustrations for advertising campaigns and women’s magazines like Redbook and McCall’s, made during the years after World War II when commercial artists helped to redefine American style and culture.