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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A young Norman Rockwell
How a Classified Ad Brought Rockwell Two Black Eyes
Rockwell gives the schoolyard dust-up a then-modern twist by painting a girl combatant. But as he worked on the cover illustration, Rockwell found himself in a jam.
A young Norman Rockwell
Rockwell Rising
The Post's most beloved illustrator has long been admired as a skilled storyteller and an exquisite craftsman, but only in the past few decades has he come to be appreciated as the visionary artist that he truly was.
A young Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell and the Post: A Fruitful Relationship
How the Post empowered Norman Rockwell's creative growth and expression.

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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.