Stephanie Plunkett is the deputy director and chief curator of the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, she is the recipient of a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts, and has served as the curator of many exhibitions exploring the art of Norman Rockwell and the field of illustration. Plunkett began her professional career in the field of museum education at the Brooklyn Museum, where she designed and taught programs for children, school groups, and families, and has also held positions at the Brooklyn Children's Museum and the Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, New York.
"If only we students of art could learn from some of the best picture makers of the 20th Century. As a young professional many years ago, I studied the principles set down in the Famous Artist School for decades, and at quite a price tag I might add. What a pleasure to discover this budget-minded treasure trove of word and picture from the superstars of American illustration. It includes such luminaries as Norman Rockwell, Harold Von Schmidt, Albert Dorne, and oh so many others. Absolutely invaluable!" -- Steve Huston, author of Figure Drawing for Artists