Thursday, September 25, 2014

Mac Conner: A New York Life

I've always wanted to go to the Museum of City of New York but hesitated a bit because it means a trip to East Harlem.  Actually the express train to 110th Street was pretty quick but I still managed to get lost in Central Park on my way to the museum. Which wasn't that bad as I discovered a beautiful waterfall of which existence I had no idea before. 

And the museum itself was definitely worth the trouble. Beautiful building and interesting exhibitions. Definitely recommending!

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.

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