About: Joseph Scales

Joseph Scales is a staff art historian and contributing writer at The Saturday Evening Post. He recently graduated from Vanderbilt University where he completed a double major in English Literature and Art History. In his spare time, Joseph enjoys using his voice as a professional voice actor and comedic celebrity impressionist. A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, he lives in the city with his Jack Russell terrier, Ruthie.

Posts by Joseph Scales:

Armchair General by Norman Rockwell, April 29,1949
Tuning In to WWII

Rockwell’s 'Armchair General' portrays the older generation's passion to stay current with war news and its frustrating isolation from the action overseas ... More

"Late Night Snack" by John LaGatta. March 22,1941. © SEPS 2014
Beyond the Canvas: Late Night Snack

John LaGatta's illustrative style blended the glamor, extravagance, and sensual atmosphere of 1920s haute couture with realistic scenes of American life.... More

Young boy and girl on a date at a soda shop
Beyond the Canvas: Date Night Deflated

Much like Norman Rockwell, Frances Tipton Hunter painted innocent boys and girls living idealized American childhoods–save for this cute little couple, who find themselves on... More

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