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Illustrating America's Stories with Norman Rockwell, N C Wyeth & More

From Norman Rockwell’s wholesome vision of America to Ludwig Bemelmans’s adventure-filled Paris of a schoolgirl named Madeline, the pictured worlds created by the 20th century's great illustrators remain indelible within the American cultural imagination. Sotheby’s upcoming American Art sale (23 May, New York) features a remarkable array of works by influential illustrators, with highlights including N.C. Wyeth’s playful Portrait of a Farmer (Pennsylvania Farmerand Rockwell’s Boy Playing Flute Surrounded by Animals (Springtime). Click ahead to see more remarkable illustrations. 

American Art
23 May | New York