Celebrated American artist, Norman Sunshine, joins the Hickory Stick for the debut of his new book, THE BOOK OF NORMAN: NORMAN SUNSHINE / A LIFE IN ART, on Saturday, July
Celebrated American artist, Norman Sunshine, joins the Hickory Stick for the debut of his new book, THE BOOK OF NORMAN: NORMAN SUNSHINE / A LIFE IN ART, on Saturday, July 30th, at 11:30 am.
THE BOOK OF NORMAN: NORMAN SUNSHINE / A LIFE IN ART, brings together more than seven decades of Sunshine’s painting, sculpture, pencil, charcoal, and digital work, all deftly interwoven into his remarkable life story. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Sunshine began as an illustrator for the entertainment industry and the New York Times, eventually moving into advertising, where he authored some of the most recognizable campaigns of the 1970s. He quickly drew acclaim as a painter of southern California’s soft geometry and quiet loneliness. After moving back to the East Coast his practice expanded: sometimes through distinctively experimental, Cezanne-like still-lifes, sometimes capturing the austerity of the New England Winter, but always developing a visual language equally attuned to the psychological and physical spaces he inhabited. THE BOOK OF NORMAN is both a memoir of the social and artistic worlds of post-war America and a deep reflection on a life devoted to making art.
Norman Sunshine, born in Los Angeles, attended the University of Southern California, New York University, and the Art Center School in Los Angeles. He embarked on a fine arts career that has resulted in major shows in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, as well as in international galleries and exhibitions. In addition to several private collections, his work is held by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, Museum of Arts and Sciences, Columbia, North Carolina, the Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, Connecticut, The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida, and the Palm Springs Museum of Art, Palm Springs, California. Sunshine resides in Litchfield County, Connecticut and Palm Beach, Florida.
This event is free and open to the public. If you are unable to attend this event, you may reserve signed copies of Sunshine’s books by calling The Hickory Stick Bookshop at (860) 868 – 0525. Shop our website 24/7 at hickorystickbookshop.com.