Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney

September 29, 2012–January 13, 2013

Whether recreating historical figures or breathing new life into classic tales, Pinkney’s works are always about much more than just appearances.

Jerry Pinkney, a master of the American picture book, casts a warm, curious eye on our world in his transcendent paintings that reflect a passion for life, a love of family and community, and a deep and abiding engagement with the rich complexities of history.

With more than 140 luminous watercolors on display, Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney explores this gifted creator’s legacy through powerful images that reveal larger cultural truths about where we have been, who we are, and who we might become.

Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney was organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.