John Rogers, known as “the people’s sculptor,” was a pioneer of widely accessible art in the nineteenth century. Exploring themes ranging from the Civil War to domestic life to familiar theater and literary references, Rogers was the forerunner of populist artists of the twentieth century, especially Norman Rockwell. Three experts compare these two titans of popular art—along with other popular artists, including Andy Warhol—and discuss why their work was so resonant with the American public.
Kimberly Orcutt is the Henry Luce Foundation Curator of American Art at the New-York Historical Society and curator of the new exhibition John Rogers: American Stories. Laurie Norton Moffatt is Director and CEO of the Norman Rockwell Museum and the author of Norman Rockwell: A Definitive Catalogue. Harold Holzer (moderator) is the author, coauthor or editor of more than forty books on Lincoln and the Civil War era and a recipient of the National Humanities Medal. His latest book is Emancipating Lincoln.
Co-sponsored by the Norman Rockwell Museum
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