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

Santa's Helper by Norman Rockwell
Toy Story

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

Armchair General by Norman Rockwell, April 29,1949
Tuning In to WWII

Rockwell’s 'Armchair General' portrays the older generation's passion to stay current with war news and its frustrating isolation from the action overseas ... More

The Homecoming by Norman Rockwell
The Homecoming

To create authenticity for the painting Christmas Homecoming, Norman Rockwell used family members, colleagues, and good friends as models.... More

The Rookie
The Rookie

Sherman “Scotty” Safford—who posed as the up-and-coming pitcher for the Red Sox—shares the story of being discovered by Norman Rockwell.... More

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Rosie the Riveter

Mary Doyle Keefe 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... 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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