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Norman Rockwell Museum opens Istvan Banyai. Stranger in a Strange Land

Norman Rockwell Museum presents Istvan Banyai. Stranger in a Strange Land an exhibition on view March 9 through May 5, 2013.

Norman Rockwell Museum continues its ongoing Distinguished Illustrator Series this spring by exploring the work of the innovative Hungarian-born artist Istvan Banyai, whose unique approach to image-making found an unlikely home in the United States.

Istvan BanyaiIstvan Banyai, “Kindle,” 2009. “The Atlantic Fiction” magazine cover, 2009. ©Istvan Banyai. All rights reserved.

Istvan Banyai’s elegant, incisive artworks have been sought after by clients throughout the world; his striking imagery has appeared on the covers and pages of “The New Yorker,” “Atlantic Monthly,” “Playboy,” “Rolling Stone,” “Mother Jones,” “The New York Times,” “GQ” and “Esquire,” and in work for Absolut Vodka, Nickelodeon, MTV Europe and Encyclopedia Britannica. The artist is also the creator of such acclaimed children’s picture books as “Zoom,” “Re-Zoom,” “The Other Side,” and “REM,” whose unexpected perspectives have made him one of the most original and iconoclastic illustrators today.

The Norman Rockwell Museum Distinguished Illustrator Series honors the unique contributions of outstanding visual communicators today. Presented by the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies, the nation’s first research institute devoted to the art of illustration, the Distinguished Illustrator Series reflects the impact and evolution of Norman Rockwell’s beloved profession, exploring a diverse and ever-changing field.

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