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Online exhibition celebrates American democracy through the artist's many portraits of presidential candidates

last weekArts : Artdaily

In recognition of this significant presidential election year in the United States, Norman Rockwell Museum has partnered with Google to share artworks and artifacts from its permanent collection that illustrate Norman Rockwell?s many commissioned presidential portraits. Show More Summary

Mardee, the Model-Inspired Baby Name

The baby name Mardee debuted on the national list in 1936 thanks to a long-forgotten beauty queen who once modeled for Norman Rockwell.

Norman Rockwell Museum opens "Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract World"

last weekArts : Artdaily

In post-World War II America, the primacy of abstract art was clearly acknowledged, and by 1961, when Rockwell painted The Connoisseur, Abstract Expressionism had been covered in the popular press for nearly 15 years. Originated in the...Show More Summary

Norman Rockwell Museum presents "Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract World"

last monthArts : Artdaily

Beloved as he was during his six-decade career, artist Norman Rockwell found himself a "man out of time? when it came to many of the prevailing trends taking place in the art world. He famously commented that, "I love it when I get admiring letters from people. Show More Summary

'Operation Iraqi Freedom' Ravages Norman Rockwell in Massive Oil Paintings

Inspired by journeys to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo, the hyper-anxieties of war come alive in Steve Mumford’s paintings at Postmasters Gallery.

Art Movements

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

This week in art news: Gilbert & George announced plans to open a contemporary art center in London, the Manhattan block where Norman Rockwell grew up was renamed in his honor, and archaeologists found what they believe are remains of Kublai Khan's imperial palace.

Corner of W. 103rd St. and Broadway dubbed Norman Rockwell Place

last monthNews : NY Daily News

A corner of New York was transformed into a Norman Rockwell portrait Thursday when a Manhattan street corner was named after the artist.

"My first reaction was, Norman Rockwell’s from New York City?"

"You really understand Rockwell’s work in a whole new way when you realize he grew up on the West Side. He formed a view of the world that can be traced right back to 103rd Street. You’ve got to imagine he was struck by the great disparities of wealth in New York City even then, and that awareness stuck with him through his career. Show More Summary

Would There Be Norman Rockwell Without The Saturday Evening Post?

My grandfather once said himself, "The Post is my best and only opportunity to express myself fully." He liked to come up with his own stories and tell them his way -- and the Post covers were the best way for him to do that. With other illustration work he was forced to rely on and stay true to someone else's story. Show More Summary

Mid-Morning Open Thread [CBD]

Triple Self-Portrait Norman Rockwell 1960 Hey...I love Rockwell. So sue me....

A Little Defence of Bridge of Spies

When did Steven Speilberg become Norman Rockwell? When did Tom Hanks become Jimmy Stewart? The post A Little Defence of Bridge of Spies appeared first on Culture Mulcher.

Works by American icons lead Sotheby's Spring Sale of American Art

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

Sotheby?s spring sale of American Art on 18 May 2016 includes works by some of the most iconic names in the category. From John Singer Sargent?s striking Poppies (estimate $4?6 million), to Norman Rockwell?s remarkable 1949 Post cover Road Block (estimate $4?6 million), the sale presents a range of styles and genres from the 19th and 20th centuries. Show More Summary

1957…After the Prom - by Norman Rockwell [detail] by...

4 months agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

1957…After the Prom - by Norman Rockwell [detail] by James Vaughan Via Flickr: copyright- estate of Norman Rockwell

The Bachelor Recap: Episode 7, In Warsaw. Indiana. It's a Place.

ric brings the women to Warsaw Indiana population 12 including him, and meets his parents at a diner right out of a Norman Rockwell painting, if he painted diners. Beneric tells his hot-ish dad that he can't decide which of the women to bang, but he tells him that with his eyes only, because his generic mom is also sitting at the table. Show More Summary

Norman Rockwell Museum shares Norman Rockwell's Civil Rights era works on Google Cultural Institute

5 months agoArts : Artdaily

In celebration of Black History Month, Norman Rockwell Museum has partnered with Google to share artworks and artifacts from its permanent collection, that illustrate Norman Rockwell?s dedication to civil rights. Available through the...Show More Summary

How my cardiology practice changed with a click

I was a bit nervous as I had never done this before.  I wasn’t even sure what I was going to do once I saw him.  The only certainty in my mind at that time was that this was not the Norman Rockwell image of the physician-patient encounter that I proudly displayed in my office. […]

Norman Rockwell Museum mourns the passing of artist/educator/museum trustee, Murray Tinkelman

6 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Board of Trustees and staff of Norman Rockwell Museum mourn the passing of Museum Trustee Murray Tinkelman (1933-2016), an exceptional illustrator and educator, who worked diligently for almost 25 years to advance the Museum?s illustration art mission. Show More Summary

15 Facts for Norman Rockwell's Birthday

6 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The artist is still celebrated for depicting Americana at its best.

High Low

Visitors didn’t seem to be enjoying themselves all that much when I was at the Norman Rockwell show at the High Museum a couple of weeks ago. I had the feeling that some museumgoers, after taking a close look at these finicky renderings of puppy love and civic pride, wondered why the show had set off a national media blizzard. Show More Summary

Live from Council Bluffs, it’s the GOP caucus

(Scott Johnson) Nebraska attorney David Begley winds up his reports from Iowa for us with this account of last night’s GOP caucus in Carter Lake: It was a scene right out of a Norman Rockwell painting. The citizens of Carter Lake gathered...Show More Summary

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