Norman Rockwell

A young Norman Rockwell

The Saturday Evening Post’s most prolific artist and illustrator, Norman Perceval Rockwell, sustained a healthy art career spanning most of the twentieth century. His art captured the simplest of moments, providing profound insight into the interactions of man. Not only is he famous to the Post’s readership, he is arguably the greatest American artist of all time.

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Abigail Rockwell

Abigail Rockwell — jazz singer, songwriter, and granddaughter of Norman Rockwell — joins the Post to celebrate the life and legacy of America’s beloved artist, sharing behind-the-scene stories only a family member would know in her blog The Real Rockwell.

“Some say life will never be as perfect as life in a Norman Rockwell painting,” says Abigail. “But my grandfather’s work isn’t about an unachievable ideal. Pop’s work is about believing in the goodness of people. It’s about finding that goodness in ourselves and others and in the moments we spend with one another.”

Read more here and on Abigail’s Facebook page, Rescuing Norman Rockwell.

A young Norman Rockwell
Inside Job
Norman Rockwell's unconventional approach to illustrating fiction.
A young Norman Rockwell
Road Trip!
In an economic upswing after WWII ended, record numbers of Americans hit the open highway. Rockwell celebrated the emerging trend on the 1947 Post cover "Coming and Going."
A young Norman Rockwell
Canine Commotion
Norman Rockwell's balky bulldog brings the world to a halt while the supporting cast tries to coax him out of the way.

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