New Britain Museum of American Art

I am incredibly pleased and honored to announce that the New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut has acquired my Dim Stars - Pollution Series for the museum's permanent collection. A total of nine large paintings,  this series has been awarded by the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Luerzer's 200 Best and 3x3 as well as been exhibited in shows in New York, Boston and Vermont and now has a permanent home in Connecticut.

The New Britain Museum, founded in 1903, is the first museum strictly dedicated to American Art in the country. Further, the Sanford B. D. Low Memorial Illustration Collection, begun in 1964 and comprising more than 1,700 works, is the nation’s first museum-based collection covering the history of American illustration from the 19th century to the present.

When I first discovered this museum, I was driving by on my way to my family's house and followed the signs to a small two story house built sometime in the 1800's. I was surprised to see an exhibition of the Hudson River artists as well as work from James Montgomery Flagg, Dean Cornwell, Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood and Norman Rockwell as well as loads of other illustrators and historic and contemporary artists. Years later a proper museum was built, which I am standing in front of in the above photo. Now the New Britain Museum is in the process of another expansion, which finishes in October and will create eight galleries in a new wing. There is more to read about this museum at their website.

There aren't many major museums in the country that have collections that cater to illustration and have galleries designated for its exhibits. I would have never thought I would find myself being asked to be part of this collection. I am moved and deeply honored.

Special thank you's to Douglas Hyland, Executive Director; Emily Misencik, Assistant Curator; Stacy Cerullo, Collections Manager; Lindsley Wellman and the Sanford B.D. Low Illustration Committee. Extra special thanks to Murray Tinkelman.

Frost | 16” x 20” | Acrylic and Ink on Wood Panel | May 2012

Frost | 16” x 20” | Acrylic and Ink on Wood Panel | May 2012

Global Warming | 16” x 20” | Acrylic and Ink on Wood Panel | May 2012

Global Warming | 16” x 20” | Acrylic and Ink on Wood Panel | May 2012

Float | 30” x 40” | Acrylic and Ink on Canvas | July 2011

Float | 30” x 40” | Acrylic and Ink on Canvas | July 2011

Diamond Core #1 (Acid Rain) | 16” x 20” | Acrylic and Ink on Wood Panel | July 2011

Diamond Core #1 (Acid Rain) | 16” x 20” | Acrylic and Ink on Wood Panel | July 2011

Diamond Core #2 (Death) | 11” x 14” | Acrylic and Ink on Wood Panel | July 2011

Diamond Core #2 (Death) | 11” x 14” | Acrylic and Ink on Wood Panel | July 2011

Diamond Core #3 (The Cleanse) | 16” x 20” | Acrylic and Ink on Wood Panel | July 2011

Diamond Core #3 (The Cleanse) | 16” x 20” | Acrylic and Ink on Wood Panel | July 2011

The Search | 17” x 11” | Acrylic, Ink and Metallic Paint on Crescent Illustration Board | May 2012

The Search | 17” x 11” | Acrylic, Ink and Metallic Paint on Crescent Illustration Board | May 2012

CO2 | 16” x 20” | Acrylic, Ink and Silver Leaf on Wood Panel | May 2012

CO2 | 16” x 20” | Acrylic, Ink and Silver Leaf on Wood Panel | May 2012

Diamond Power! | 30” x 40” | Acrylic and Ink on Canvas | October 2011

Diamond Power! | 30” x 40” | Acrylic and Ink on Canvas | October 2011

American Illustration Annual

American Illustration Annual

Society of Illustrators Annual

Society of Illustrators Annual

Luerzer's Archive Annual

Luerzer's Archive Annual