American Illustration in New Jersey
May 20, 2014 | 9:30am - 5:15pm


American Illustration in New Jersey
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 
With Tom Folk, Ph.D., AAA 

$150 for AAA/ISA/ASA/RICS Members 
$175 General Admission

PLEASE CLICK HERE for a printable registration form or register online (ABOVE)

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, May 13th!

Printable registration form includes transportation information

The Appraisers Association presents, “American Illustration in New Jersey,” a connoisseurship study day focusing on valuation and historical elements related to the works of noteworthy American illustrators including: Norman Rockwell, Thomas Nast, A.B. Frost, Douglas Allen and N.C. Wyeth. Held during New York City’s American Art Auction Week, this program will begin at the Newark Museum, where Chief Curator Ulysses Dietz and Dr. Tom Folk will lead a tour and in-depth discussion on The American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell, which traces the evolution of Rockwell’s art and iconography throughout his career. The exhibition, organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, includes such beloved Rockwell classics as “Freedom from Want (Thanksgiving)” and “No Swimming.”  Following the Newark Museum, attendees will dine on a three course lunch at Grand Cafe in Morristown, one of New Jersey’s finest restaurants. Lunch is included in the program fee.

After  lunch, the program will resume at The Morristown and Morris Township Public Library, where James Lewis, Department Manager of the North Jersey History and Genealogy Center, will present important pieces from the collection. The Library has  one of the finest collections of oil paintings and works on paper by noteworthy American Political satirist, Thomas Nast. The highlight is Nast’s “Grand Caricaturama,” a 9 x 12 foot oil painting displaying well-known political figures, like Ulysses Grant, on a carousel. Mr. Lewis will also display and discuss works by A.B. Frost, another leading New Jersey illustrator. Lastly, highly-regarded wildlife painter and illustrator, Douglas Allen, will host attendees at his home in Neshanic Station. After studying at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art with John Grabach and noted illustrator W.J. Aylward, Mr. Allen continued his studies at Paul Branson’s Teton Artist School in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, becoming a noted wildlife artist once his illustrations of big game appeared in Outdoor Life Magazine. Influenced by American illustrators of the past, he authored the book, N.C. Wyeth: The Collected Paintings, Illustrations and Murals (1972). Mr. Allen will share his thoughts and research on this legendary illustrator.

Program Schedule:

9:30am – 11:15am        
Newark Museum: 49 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102
The American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell with Ulysses Dietz

12:00pm – 2:00pm
Grand Cafe: 42 Washington St, Morristown, NJ 07960
Lunch (included in program fee)

2:15pm – 3:15pm
Morristown and Morris Township Library: 1 Miller Road, Morristown 
Library Collection / works  by Thomas Nast and A.B. Frost with James Lewis

4:00pm - 5:15pm
Home of Douglas Allen: Neshanic Station, NJ
Discussion with Douglas Allen and Tribute to N.C. Wyeth


As of January 1, 2014, changes or cancellations to your registration must be made at least 5 business days prior to the start of your program in writing (via fax or email). If you do NOT notify us at least 5 business days before your course, you will be charged a $50 administration fee. 


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