The Society of Illustrators located in midtown east Manhattan started as a private club where a group of artists held exhibitions and promoted the art in 1921. Nowadays is a place where professional illustrators, painters, students and all kind of people interested in art can reunited to see different artworks of famous artist such as Norman Rockwell, Howard Pyle, and Ernst Fuchs.
The tour started at the Big O exhibition which is a collection of original art that celebrates the fine art of children’s books illustration. The walls all around this exhibition shows different techniques and illustrations of children’s books. The society also focuses in contributions for the community teaching sketch classes and lectures, as well as scholarships to outstanding students.
Moreover on the tour, we went to the second floor which is the Mocca (Museum of comic and cartoon art) where shows different comics sketches along with the final color result. At the end of the tour we went to the hall of fame dining room which is a small but amazing bar where people reunites Tuesdays and Thursdays to listen to music, talk about art, work in figure drawings, or just have a meal surrounded by an artistic and calm environment.