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Nostalgia Illustrated: N. C. Wyeth, Advertising and American Cultural History

Nostalgia Illustrated: N. C. Wyeth, Advertising and American Cultural History

Renowned artist and scholar Douglas B. Dowd, will discuss N. C. Wyeth’s use of nostalgia in his illustration work for the bourgeoning modern advertising business in America. 

Douglas B. Dowd is Professor of Art and American Culture Studies, Washington University, St. Louis, and director of the university’s Modern Graphic History Library. He received his BA in History from Kenyon College and an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His work as a writer, illustrator, animator and printmaker addresses the social landscape. Dowd's fine books and prints are in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Fogg Museum at Harvard University. Dowd is also active as a curator, essayist and critic in the realm of modern graphic culture, writing on topics in comics, animation and illustration. He writes the blog Graphic Tales and serves as an advisor to the Norman Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

The Museum will open at 5:30 p.m. with the program at 6 p.m. and a reception to follow.


Nostalgia Illustrated: N. C. Wyeth, Advertising and American Cultural History is made possible by Somerville Manning Gallery.