Video for the exhibition "Fantastical Faces of Peter Rockwell: A Sculptor's Retrospective," featuring the work of the acclaimed sculptor and youngest son of artist Norman Rockwell. The exhibition will be on view at Norman Rockwell Museum from July 11 through October 25, 2009. As a young man, Peter Rockwell had no interest in pursuing a career as an artist, and intentionally avoided the arts because they were "too much in the family." A student of English literature at Haverford College, he eventually enrolled in a sculpture class at the prompting of his mother, Mary Rockwell, and "fell head-over-heels in love with it." Today a noted sculptor and art historian, Peter Rockwell's vibrant, animated works, inspired by circus acrobats, animals in motion, gargoyles, and monsters are featured in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery, The Bridgeport Museum of American Art, and the Norman Rockwell Museum, which holds the largest compilation of his art. A leading scholar of the history of stone carving, he has documented his knowledge in "The Art of Stoneworking," his highly-regarded reference guide. An outstanding collection of the artists bronze, marble, and limestone sculptures will be on view this year as part of Norman Rockwell Museums fortieth anniversary. Video produced by Jeremy Clowe for Norman Rockwell Museum. ©2009 Norman Rockwell Museum. All rights reserved.


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