Norman Perceval Rockwell
Norman Perceval Rockwell (February 3, 1894- November 8, 1978)
“I showed the America I knew and observed to others who might not have noticed.”
Artist, Painter, Portraitist, Illustrator (The Saturday Evening Post, Look Magazine, Boy’s Life, Life Magazine, Country Gentleman, Literary Digest, St. Nicholas Magazine, book illustrations, Leslie’s Weekly, Judge, Peoples Popular Monthly, Presidential Portraits, Album Covers), Artist-in-residence at The Otis College of Art and Design
Chase Art School, National Academy of Design, Art Students’ League, Otis College of Art and Design
Personal studio with cartoonist Clyde Forsythe in New Rochelle, New York; famous home studios in Arlington, Virginia and Stockbridge, Massachusetts
American Art, “Golden Age of Illustration”
Irene O’Connor, 1916-1929; Mary Barstow 1930-1959; Molly Punderson 1961-1978
Where is his art now?
The Norman Rockwell Museum: The Stockbridge Historical Society, University of North Texas Libraries, National Museum of American Illustration, The Saturday Evening Post Society, and various private collections
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.