Here's a website for the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature. They are a new organization out of Abilene. They have exhibition space and have had Janet Stevens and William Joyce, David Diaz, others and will have David Weisner in the spring.
The Museum has a website: Norman Rockwell Museum http://www.nrm.org
I found the site for the National Museum of Art to be a great place to visit. It has a virtual tour of Van Gogh's exhibit and truly a joy to "walk through". If you want to check it out, click on http://www.nga.gov
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 12:52:04 -0800
From: Heather Capelli
The best places for references (That also publish great references) are: the Illustration House in New York:
I highly recommend calling up the illustration house if you have any questions about past illustrators. They are so nice, and an unbelievable wealth of knowledge about illustration. They have original illustrations stockpiled in storage, that I believe they are more than willing to bring out to show if you make an appointment. They also put out some fantastic bocks on the history of illustration.
The Society of Illustrators: http://www.societyillustrators.org/
Here's their gift shop number... You never know what great reference books they might have on hand: http://www.societyillustrators.org/museum_shop/shop.html
the Brandywine River Museum: http://www.brandywinemuseum.org/mapdir.html
Brandywine was where Howard Pyle set up his school, which was the first school dedicated to the study and art of illustration. It's amazing just to go there (and bring a sketchbook).
The Delaware Art Museum (They have a permanent collection of some of the most amazing work from many of the most prominent illustrators of the "golden age of illustration"): http://www.delart.mus.de.us/
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