About: Marcy Kennedy Knight

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Plus-sized? Mary Doyle Keefe, who posed for this painting, was a petite woman in real life. Rockwell would apologize for painting her so large. (Norman Rockwell © 1943 SEPS)
Rosie the Riveter

Mary was a 19-year-old phone operator in Arlington, Vermont, when Rockwell called and asked if she wouldn’t mind posing for the soon-to-be iconic cover.... More

Redheads Rule!

When Rockwell painted this May 26, 1945, cover, Homecoming G.I., redhead Ardis Edgerton was at its center, but the painter didn’t stop there. He also... More

First Crocus
First Crocus

Fate certainly had other intentions for would-be farmer Gene Pelham.... More