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Classic Covers: School Daze

A frog in the school library? The librarian on Dick Sargent’s February 1956 cover can’t figure out why Jimmy seems so engrossed with his history homework. Notice the gloppy fountain pen where he started taking notes until he decided it was much more fun playing with little Froggy. If the librarian zeroes in for closer […] ... More
Ellen Pyle and Children

Classic Covers: Ellen Pyle

The first career retrospective of Ellen Pyle’s art will be on display from August 1, 2009, to January 2, 2010, at the Delaware Art Museum. The exhibit features 45 paintings in addition to photographs, magazines, and personal memorabilia. ... More

Classic Covers: Thornton Utz, A Salute to Dad

Dad slips up the stairs, only to find two angelic boys fast asleep in their beds. The “this is way too familiar” theme was typical of artist Thornton Utz. Admit it, you were supposed to be asleep a few times and pulled the little innocent “angel” routine when you were about to be caught. ... 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