Rockwell’s ‘Heir’ Focuses on New Medici Exhibition | News, Sports, Jobs

HOWLAND – For more than 60 years, illustrator and painter Joseph Csatari has followed in the footsteps of his close friend and mentor, famous illustrator Norman Rockwell, and now their two collections hang on the same walls inside the museum Medici.

Csatari, 92, and his family came to the museum this afternoon to see an exhibition of almost all of the paintings he has done for the Boy Scouts of America, titled Joseph Csatari: A 50-Year Retrospective of Scouting Artwork, in the same room for the first time. Her son, Jeff Csatari, said viewing the collection was like seeing a family photo album, as his father used his children, wife and other family members as role models.

“Dad used all of his neighbors and his family – we were really cheap models”, his son said.

Jeff Csatari gave a talk about his father’s career and how it aligned with Rockwell’s in a room full of art lovers, some of whom have crossed state borders to attend. Participant Sue Solomon said she flew from Dallas to see the exhibit and celebrate the museum’s opening on Friday night. The museum opened last year, but the celebration was delayed due to COVID-19.

Read more in the Sunday Tribune Chronicle.

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