Rockwell Art And Framing Gallery in Westport, Connecticut, will be hosting the second of three in-gallery lectures by currently-exhibiting comic book historian, author and member of The Society of Illustrators Arlen Schumer on the relationship between “Art & Comic Book Art,” on Thursday, November 19th at 7:00pm:
Just as art historians look back 500 years ago on the great Renaissance masters of the human figure like Michelangelo and Raphael, so too will art historians 500 years from now look back on the great masters of the human figure of our time, our great comic book artists like Jack Kirby, Neal Adams, Joe Kubert, Carmine Infantino, Gil Kane—to name a few. Yet in fine art circles, it is still considered "blasphemous" to compare/contrast the two sets of artists. Join comic book historian Arlen Schumer (The Silver Age of Comic Book Art, Archway Publishing) as he does just that, with his provocative, perceptive presentation, comparing and contrasting the great artists and great artworks from the worlds of fine art and comic books, curating a fascinating journey through art...and comic book art!
Schumer’s art show opened October 22, and will run until January 16, 2016. Framed poster-sized prints are on display and for sale, as well as his new comic book art history book, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art. The Rockwell Gallery is located at 236 Post Road East in Westport.