Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell illustration of a man carrying a mermaid in a lobster trap

Lucky Catch

A Rockwell nude? Well, almost. When Mermaid surfaced on the August 20, 1955, cover of the Post, it stirred a storm of controversy.... More

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People of many nationalities
Something Serious

Deviating from lighthearted fare for a change, Norman Rockwell interprets the Golden Rule.... More

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Toy Story

How Norman Rockwell conceived the ultimate image of holiday burnout.... More

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

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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

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