Tag Archives: Arts

Norman Rockwell: Getting the Real Picture

Hundreds of thousands of visitors have toured the one-room Norman Rockwell Museum, but beginning in May, visitors will have a new experience as it turns back the clock to be more representative of “what Rockwell’s work life was really like.” ... More

The Art of Work

Past covers humorously and meticulously illustrate several views of Americans hard at work (or hardly working) in this month’s Illustrators Hall of Fame. ... More

Hooked On Rugs

What began as a craft born of thrift and necessity has evolved into an art form. Country women, mostly from New England and the maritime provinces of Canada, began weaving (hooking) strips of tattered wool blankets and clothing into the burlap from feed sacks in the mid-18th century. Unlike the more affluent city folk, they […] ... More

Norman in Naples

The Naples Museum of Art honored the life and work of one of the country’s most beloved artists. The Norman Rockwell: American Imagist exhibition, which ended April 11, 2009, featured nearly 50 oil paintings and all of the artist’s iconic Saturday Evening Post covers, 323 in all, created between 1916 and 1963. Myra Janco Daniels—founder, […] ... More

Norman Rockwell: America’s Favorite Illustrator

In his warm, witty, and utterly candid autobiography, first published in 1960, the beloved artist offered Post readers a glimpse into his life and the often mischievous world around him. When I was ten years old, a skinny kid with a long neck and narrow shoulders, I wanted to be a weight lifter. So I […] ... More