About: Robert Berridge

Posts by Robert Berridge:

Room at the Inn
Room at the Inn

During the Great Depression, Rockwell's illustrations helped lift the spirit of the nation.... More

Signpainter
Valentine Kiss

A tribute to his late ex-wife Irene, Norman Rockwell created Signpainter, the cover illustration for the February 9, 1935, Post. ... More

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A Dream Come True

Rockwell's rural fantasies take flight in a 1935 painting that would later come to define him.... More

Head-scratcher: Was Rockwell stuck for ideas, or was there something more at play in this October 8, 1938, cover for the Post?
More Than Meets the Eye

Was Rockwell stuck for ideas, or was there something more at play in this October 8, 1938, cover for the Post?... More

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Overnight Sensation

Appearing on a Saturday Evening Post cover could be a springboard to fame, and this Post cover features an eventual movie star.... More

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Escape Artist

Rockwell was a great talent spotter, but he couldn’t get one young painter to sit still for a portrait.... More

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Ouija Does It

In 1919, Norman Rockwell found inspiration at his wife's alma mater.... More

“Jazz It Up with a Sax” from the November 2, 1929, Post cover. © SEPS.
Starting Over

After learning that his wife wanted a divorce, Norman Rockwell buried himself in his work. In our September-October issue, we take you behind the scenes... More