New book, film screening to shed light on Muscatine’s Norman Baker

Norman Baker. []

Artist and author Sean Fitzgibbon’s artwork for his graphic nonfiction book, What Follows is True: Crescent Hotel, is on view in the Stanley Gallery now through October 23.

Fitzgibbon’s hand-painted images document the Baker Hospital, and the notorious Muscatine man, Norman Baker, who claimed have the cure for cancer. Meet Sean Fitzgibbon during the public reception and book signing on Sunday, October 23 from 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Following the book signing, the public is invited to view the short film, Norman Baker: The Man in Purple. Filmmaker Chad Bishop and producer Laura Liegois will discuss the film, following the 3:00 p.m. screening in the Muscatine Art Center’s Music Room.

To learn more about artist/author Sean Fitzgibbon and his latest publication, visit