I was thrilled to see Norman Rockwell on the cover of the Post I just received [Mar/Apr 2010]. It is so important for the younger generations to be familiar with Rockwell’s work, which tells the character of our country’s people during the 20th century.
I thought Editor-in-Chief Stephen C. George’s young son’s comments about Norman Rockwell’s painting The Shiner were very intriguing. It shows that Rockwell still has an appeal today among people of all ages, even young people.
In the Rockwell article, it amazed me that filmmakers George Lucas and Steven Spielberg are such avid collectors of his artwork. Since they are heavily into action and science-fiction movies, I thought they would be about the last people interested in classic American artwork. It is quite generous of them to share their private collection of Rockwell’s artwork with the rest of America at the Smithsonian so we can come to appreciate it as much as they do.