Wednesday, November 13, 7 PM, at Macaulay Honors College, 35 West 67th Street
(NEW YORK, NY – October 21, 2013) The @MACAULAY AUTHOR SERIES is proud to welcome Deborah Solomon, acclaimed biographer of Jackson Pollock and Joseph Cornell, and popular former “Questions For” columnist for The New York Times, as she reads from her exciting new biography: American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). Rockwell, the most celebrated illustrator of The Saturday Evening Post for much of the 20th century, gently mingled American fact and fiction in iconic paintings now collected by Steve Martin, Steven Spielberg and others. But in Solomon’s authoritative and probing biography, Rockwell emerges as a complex and troubled man, whose family life and conflicted sexuality contrasted starkly with the happy, nostalgic and egalitarian images of American life conveyed in his art.
“Deborah Solomon has created a biography as vivid and touching as a Rockwell interior. This is the definitive biography of an American master who came in through the back door.” — Steve Martin
“Deborah Solomon’s beautiful, complex life of Norman Rockwell shows how his beloved pictures…expressed Americans’ hopes for the nation, even though they did not often show the real America.” —Alan Brinkley, author of The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century
Joining Solomon after her reading for a lively discussion will be Daphne Merkin, author of the forthcoming book the Fame Lunches.
Free and open to the public, the @Macaulay Author Series takes place at 7 PM, and each program is followed by a book signing and reception with the author. Books are for sale at the events, which are sponsored by Friends of Macaulay.
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About the @Macaulay Author Series
The @MACAULAY AUTHOR SERIES offers unique previews of new work by the season’s best writers of fiction and nonfiction, each paired in conversation with equally distinguished interviewers. Taking place in the historic Macaulay Honors College Building, the events foster animated audience exchanges and a literary atmosphere in a neighborhood of book lovers and book consumers. @MACAULAY AUTHOR SERIES is sponsored by Friends of Macaulay. For more information, please visit http://macaulay.cuny.edu/community/author series/
About Macaulay Honors College
Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York offers exceptional students a uniquely personalized education with access to the vast resources of the nation’s largest urban university and New York City itself. Selected for their top high-school records and leadership potential, Macaulay students receive a full-tuition scholarship to pursue global learning and service opportunities while also enrolled in one of eight CUNY senior colleges (Baruch, Brooklyn, City, Hunter, John Jay, Lehman, Queens and Staten Island). For more information, visit macaulay.cuny.edu.