For over fifty years the art of Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) entered the homes of millions of Americans on the covers of the Saturday Evening Post. As one of the most popular American artists of the past century, Rockwell was a man that...Show More Summary
Some people need money; Some people have money; Some people use a $4500 Lanvin coat as a napkin for their baby at the movies—a Norman Rockwell tableau. Read more...
In June 1955, The Saturday Evening Post published what was to become one of Norman Rockwell's most popular covers, The Marriage License: It is a quintessential, romantic, American scene. An attractive couple eagerly signs their marriage license as an avuncular county clerk sits idly by. Show More Summary
Awesome illustrations by artist Ruiz Burgos.
Beyond the legendary status that he had achieved during his lifetime, artist Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) was a masterful visual communicator with a deeply held belief in the imperative of peace, prosperity and basic human rights for all the people of the world. Show More Summary
Anatomy instructor George Bridgman (1865-1943) was famous for drawing directly on the bodies of the models who posed for his figure drawing classes at the Art Students League in New York. According to Norman Rockwell, Bridgman wouldShow More Summary
Over the past 37 years, readers of The New Yorker have been enjoying cartoonist Roz Chast?s signature style and wit. In her humorously poignant 2014 graphic memoir, Can?t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? Chast delved into her personal...Show More Summary
In an unprecedented fundraising auction, Norman Rockwell?s Portrait of John F. Kennedy will be auctioned at the National Museum of American Illustration?s 15th Anniversary Gala, on July 30th, 2015, at the Museum?s home, Vernon Court, in Newport, RI. Show More Summary
It's like a small-town scene from Norman Rockwell, updated for the 21st Century. A Latino family strolls leisurely through the park, immersed in conversation. Coming up fast behind is a blonde woman in designer exercise gear and earplugs, intent on maintaining her power-walking pace. Show More Summary
Ami Rasmussen, interior assembly technician. Photo: Deanne Fitzmaurice Some of us remember Norman Rockwell's Rosie the Riveter, her goggles, her uncanny biceps, the larger-than-life rivet gun in her lap. Most of us, however, remember...Show More Summary
Authorities in Florida made two arrests and confiscated a cache of weapons and drugs after receiving a tip that two men were planning to attack a police department, church and youth camp, with a "rocket-propelled grenade launcher." "They...Show More Summary
Norman Rockwell Museum announced today the hiring of Rich Bradway as the Museum?s new Director of Digital Learning and Engagement. Funding for the position was made possible through a grant from the George Lucas Family Foundation to expand and re-imagine the Museum?s educational programming with 21st century learning tools. Show More Summary
Imagine patient-centered care explained as a kind of updated Norman Rockwell painting. What you’d get is a recent PBS documentary, Rx: The Quiet Revolution, which, yes, uses a famous Rockwell image of a kindly family physician (Doctor and Doll) to set the stage for what follows. Putting patient-centeredness into practice The 90-minute film, available for […]
From my most recent NRO article, on the problems of the criminal-justice system: “This is American justice today, unsuspected by Norman Rockwell, triumphantly championed by morons like Nancy Grace; it is the still largely unnoticed tragedy of many millions of ruined American lives.” Whether you agree or disagree, your comments are, as always, most welcome.
Walking is not just a big-city pastime. It’s like a small-town scene from Norman Rockwell, updated for the 21st century. A Latino family strolls leisurely through the park, immersed in conversation. Coming up fast behind is a blonde woman in designer exercise gear and earplugs, intent on maintaining her power-walking pace. Show More Summary
“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 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
"... 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.
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, 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.