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Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016

Calling All Crockwells!

The Hyde Collection is asking the community to assist with an upcoming exhibition of paintings by Glens Falls artist Douglass Crockwell (1904-1968). The Other Rockwell: Douglass Crockwellwill be located in the Rotunda Gallery to coincide with Norman Rockwell in the 1960s in the Hoopes Gallery. On view from February 20 to May 8, 2016,The Other Rockwell: Douglass Crockwell will celebrate the work of this renowned artist and illustrator.

Specifically, The Hyde is looking for paintings by Crockwell, especially those created for The Saturday Evening Post. It will accept paintings for consideration at the Museum from Tuesday through Friday, January 26 - 29 and February 2 - 5 from 10am to 4pm. Paintings will also be accepted on Saturday, January 30 from noon to 4pm.

The Museum’s Director, Erin Coe, and Assistant Curator, Susan Bishop, will select the paintings that will be on view in the exhibition. Lenders will be notified in early February if their painting was chosen and, if selected, they will receive free admission to the Museum for two. In addition, their name will also be listed as the lender on the wall label.

All paintings will be available for return to the lender after May 17, 2016.

Douglass Crockwell was a founding trustee of The Hyde Collection, acted as its first director, and was famous for his illustrative paintings created for such national publications as The Saturday Evening Post, Life, Look, and Esquire. His commercial illustrations were commissioned by such manufacturing and industry giants as General Electric, General Motors, Coca Cola, and Standard Oil. Crockwell lived and worked in Glens Falls from 1932 until his death in 1968.

If you are interested in contributing to this community exhibition, or have any questions, please contact Susan Bishop, Assistant Curator, at sbishop@hydecollection.org or call 518-792-1761 ext. 335.

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