A new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York showcases the work of McCauley “Mac” Conner, one of New York City’s original “Mad Men” of the 1960s. His hand-painted work appeared in magazines like McCall’s and Redbook. He was among the artists who helped to redefine American culture and style during the post-World War II era.
Not surprisingly, based on his style, the work of Norman Rockwell was a big influence. But where Rockwell’s work was decidedly rural, Conner’s was distinctly urban. There’s a clear focus on traditional families, as well as a bit of intrigue in some of his work.
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The exhibit, “Mac Conner: A New York Life” runs from September 10, 2014 through January 19, 2015.