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‘Rosie The Riveter’ Model Never Actually Posed For Norman Rockwell, Became A Dental Hygienist

15 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Keefe posed as Rosie not for Rockwell but for his photographer, Gene Pelham, in two sessions, lasting about two hours in all. She was paid $5 (roughly $144 in today’s dollars) per session.”

Mary Doyle Keefe, Norman Rockwell’s model for ‘Rosie the Riveter,’ dies at 92

Mary Doyle Keefe was a young telephone operator, with no experience in riveting, when a neighbor in Arlington, Vt., asked whether she would pose for a painting.The neighbor was Norman Rockwell, and the painting was “Rosie the Riveter,”...Show More Summary

"Mary Doyle Keefe, who modeled for Norman Rockwell’s Rosie the Riveter painting and became a true figure of 20th century Americana in the process..."

"... died on Tuesday in Simsbury, Connecticut. She was 92 years old and succumbed to a brief illness, the Associated Press reported."Goodbye to an icon.

Norman Rockwell's 'Rosie the Riveter' model dies at 92

3 days agoArts : Culture Monster

Mary Doyle Keefe was a 19-year-old telephone operator in Arlington, Vt., when in 1943 she posed as a model for Norman Rockwell, her neighbor. She sat only twice for the painter, earning $5 a session. But her image as "Rosie the Riveter," the symbol of female independence and patriotism during World...

Mary Doyle Keefe, Original Model for “Rosie the Riveter”, Has Passed Away at 92 - The Mary Sue salutes you.

3 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Mary Doyle Keefe, the model for Norman Rockwell's original Rosie the Riveter painting that's been inspiring women since 1943, has passed away at the age of 92.

Norman Rockwell's 'Rosie the Riveter' Model Dead at 92

The model for Rockwell’s famous “Rosie the Riveter” painting (not to be confused with the beloved “We Can Do It” poster) has died. Mary Doyle Keefe was 92. Read more...

Model For Norman Rockwell's 'Rosie The Riveter,' Mary Doyle Keefe, Dead At 92

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The model that inspired Norman Rockwell's famed "Rosie the Riveter" painting, Mary Doyle Keefe, died Tuesday at the age of 92. Keefe died in Simsbury, Connecticut after a short illness, her daughter told The Hartford Courant. The painting is often confused with J. Show More Summary

Mary Doyle Keefe — woman in famed ‘Rosie the Riveter’ painting — dies at 92

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Mary Doyle Keefe, known for modeling as “Rosie the Riveter” in the famed Norman Rockwell painting that came to symbolize women factory workers during World War II, has died, according to an obituary published by a local mortuary. She was 92. Keefe died peacefully on Tuesday in Simsbury,...

Model Behind Norman Rockwell's 'Rosie the Riveter' Dies at Age 92

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

(screenshot) Mary Doyle Keefe, the model that served as the basis for Norman Rockwell's iconic "Rosie the Riveter" has died this week at her home in Simsbury, Connecticut at the age of 92, CNN reports: As a 19-year-old telephone operator,...

Mary Doyle Keefe dies at 92; model for Rockwell's 'Rosie the Riveter'

Mary Doyle Keefe, the model for Norman Rockwell's iconic 1943 "Rosie the Riveter" painting that symbolized the millions of American women who went to work on the home front during World War II, has died. She was 92.

Norman Rockwell’s Rosie The Riveter Dies, Mary Doyle Keefe Was 92

Mary Doyle Keefe, the model for Norman Rockwell’s Rosie The Riveter painting which was used to help inspire American women to work on US soil throughout World War II, has died at the age of 92. Mary Ellen Keefe, Mary Doyle’s daughter,...Show More Summary

Rosie the Riveter Dead -- Model for Iconic WW II Painting Dies at 92

The woman who became Norman Rockwell's Rosie the Riveter -- the symbol of American women working on the home front during World War II -- has died at the age of 92. Mary Doyle Keefe died Tuesday in Connecticut after a brief illness... according to…

Mac Conner

If McCauley "Mac" Conner's painting We Won't Be Any Trouble reminds you of the work of Norman Rockwell, it's because Rockwell was one of Conner's artistic heroes. He admired Rockwell's sense of humour. In the 1940s and 1960s Conner's...Show More Summary

Lift Up Thine Eyes

My referral list this fine morning alerts me to the fact that Patrick Toner has a blog. He is a very sharp young analytic philosopher, and politically incorrect to boot, one indication of which is an interest in Norman Rockwell....

Frozen in Time, Masters Conjures a Golf Heaven

2 weeks agoSports / Golf : On Par

Golfers glide along as if walking on air and the crowd is polite and smiling at Augusta National Golf Club, where time stands still like a Norman Rockwell study of bygone days when the Masters rolls around.

Exhibition looks at career of influential illustrator and hero to Norman Rockwell

last monthArts : Artdaily

Admired by Norman Rockwell and acknowledged as one of America?s preeminent twentieth century illustration masters, J.C. Leyendecker (1894-1951) rose to fame as the creator of elegant artworks for mass publication. He turned his unmistakable...Show More Summary

The Tampa Museum of Art opens 'American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell'

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell traces the evolution of Rockwell?s art and iconography throughout his career ? from carefully choreographed reflections on childhood innocence, to powerful, consciousness-raising images, documenting the traumatic realities of desegregation in the South. Show More Summary

Norman Rockwell Museum Announces New Curator of Exhibitions

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Norman Rockwell Museum announced today the hiring of Jesse Kowalski as the Museum?s new Curator of Exhibitions. Kowalski began work at the Museum on March 2. Mr. Kowalski is the former Director of Exhibitions at The Andy Warhol Museum, where he was employed for 18 of the Museum?s 20 years. Show More Summary

Autopsy of a Fraud: Update on Deborah Solomon's Disastrous Norman Rockwell Bio

"On Top of the World," Norman Rockwell; 1928. Why did Deborah Solomon think she could get away with writing a fraudulent biography of Norman Rockwell, the great American illustrator? Why did a respected publisher -- Farrar, Straus and...Show More Summary

Puppy Love gifted to Norman Rockwell Museum

One of Norman Rockwell’s most tender and beloved images, Boy and Girl Gazing at Moon (Puppy Love), also known as the Spooners, has been donated to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The donor is Bill Millis who has owned the oil painting since he bought it at an art gallery in 1975 when [...]

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