The Real Rockwell

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.

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‘A Very Private Moment’

Abigail Rockwell uncovers a recurring theme in her grandfather’s work — the transition into adolescence — and how he showered it with light.  More

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Christmas at Pop’s

In her latest post, Abigail Rockwell shares fond memories of Christmases spent at her grandfather’s home in Stockbridge.  More

A Rockwell Thanksgiving Portrait

See how Rockwell’s technique changed in five years. “My grandfather…always kept looking for ways to improve his technique,” writes Abigail Rockwell, “and step out of More

Crackers in Bed

Abigail Rockwell discovers a 1920 advertisement from her grandfather Norman Rockwell’s Edison Mazda series. More

Young Valedictorian

Abigail Rockwell finds meaning in a painting her grandfather created around the same time women had won the right to vote in the United States. More

‘Red Head’ by Norman Rockwell

Abigail Rockwell returns to the Post just before Mother’s Day to analyze a Norman Rockwell image that depicts true maternal instinct, promise, and possibility. More

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