In an unprecedented fundraising auction, Norman Rockwell’s Portrait of John F. Kennedy will be auctioned at the National Museum of American Illustration’s 15th Anniversary Gala, on July 30th, 2015, at the Museum’s home, Vernon Court, in Newport, RI. The Kennedy portrait was featured on the April 6, 1963 cover of the Saturday Evening Post, Norman Rockwell’s most memorable and most valued commission. Alongside this monumentally important portrait, the Auction will feature art works by Maxfield Parrish, J.C. Leyendecker, Howard Chandler Christy, Ludwig Bemelmans, and other notable artist-illustrators from the Golden Age of American Illustration. Judy Goffman Cutler, NMAI’s Co-Founder and Director, reflects on Kennedy’s particular importance to Newport: “John

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