“Some people have been kind enough to call me a fine artist. I’ve always called myself an illustrator. I’m not sure what the difference is. All I know is that whatever type of work I do, I try to give it my very best. Art has been my life.” —Norman Rockwell
Defining the everyday mannerisms of American culture, Norman Rockwell collectibles carefully narrate classic slice-of-life moments—illustrations destined to live forever as a reminder of our nation’s values, celebrations, and cherished traditions.
Thousands of souvenirs and novelties have been manufactured as Norman Rockwell keepsakes, but few are as extraordinary as these select fine art collectibles in which art lovers and Rockwell fans will forever hold dear.
A New Dimension of Art
Norman Rockwell’s widely popular Triple Self-Portrait takes on a new dimension of fine art when laser technology and complex 3D modeling along with the skillful eye of an artist come together to create an unusual masterpiece. This 53-pound crystal demands the precision of an elite artist to create depth perception and define its use of space—challenges which are unmatched in other art forms.
The crystal sculptures are produced by Crystal Sensations, world renowned for their ability to interpret high-quality laser engraved images within crystal. Only 250 crystals of this size will be created and licensed through Curtis Publishing Company.
If you’ve ever been puzzled by art, master cutter Randy Crossman has come up with a fitting solution: one that encourages family interaction and evokes the familiar nostalgia of Rockwell’s classic characters. XMan Puzzles features more than 300 Saturday Evening Post covers, each with seven different exclusively licensed Norman Rockwell silhouettes cut into the puzzle’s unique circular pattern.
Crossman’s signatures puzzles include approximately 400 hand-cut pieces made from ¼-inch walnut plywood and deliberately patterned. Additionally, XMan Puzzles now offers museum quality frames to hang the completed puzzle for display. Each cover will be individually cut, numbered, and signed by Randy Crossman—a valuable addition to any personal collection.
Gifts Today, Heirloom Tomorrow
Finding the perfect gift is never an easy task, which is why if you’re ever in doubt, stick with the classics—you can’t go wrong. Garland Holmes Collections’ Norman Rockwell Halcyon Days Enamels are on our list of favorite collectibles, as they not only represent America’s best-loved artist and illustrator, but the hand-painted limited editions are promised to be passed down from generation to generation.
The most recognizable collection, Rockwell’s interpretation of The Four Freedoms, will stir emotion in any patriotic soul with the meticulously reproduced Freedom from Want, Freedom from Fear, Freedom of Worship, and Freedom of Speech.
Everyone has their favorite Rockwell illustration—whether it’s a reminder of times past or a reflection of one’s self—these keepsakes will be cherished and admired with a personal sentiment unlike any other. Notable classics include Rockwell’s Rosie the Riveter, Girl at the Mirror, 100 Years of Baseball, Runaway, and more. Proprietors David and Kathy Garland Holmes plan to expand the offerings of Rockwell’s most beloved scenes, welcoming the feedback and suggestions of interested buyers.
About the Founders
David, an electrical engineer, resigned from a successful 25-year career to spend more time with his wife, Kathy. Together, they passionately pursue their love of fine art as exclusive retailers of select merchandise. They’re Web site, garland-holmes.com, continues to grow—offering gifts today, heirlooms tomorrow.