Tag Archives: Norman Rockwell

Classic Covers: Pumpkin Patch

Watch out for little girl goblins! This one is scaring grandpa with her jack-o’-lantern on Norman Rockwell’s 1920 Halloween cover. The dog seems unfazed, however, perhaps because he glimpses a skirt and cute little shoes under the sheet. ... More

You Asked: What Would Rockwell Do?

One reader suggests that if Rockwell were alive and illustrating today, he would be painting covers depicting “the insane world of today with technology run amok …” Here’s what we think … ... More

Classic Covers: By the Light …

… of the silvery moon? of a sparkling Christmas tree? of a glowing Jack-o’-lantern? The “star” in some paintings is not just the subject of the piece, but the lighting—a face lit by lamplight, a city bathed in sunshine, or the reflections of a snowfall. Our cover artists show intriguing use of light in all seasons—outdoors and some interesting, or even creepy, indoor lighting. ... More

Classic Covers: Are You Ready for Some Football?

What a face! Check out artist Alan Foster’s November 12, 1927, cover of the boy receiving instructions from a teammate. Judging from his expression, is he confused? Or has the teammate sent him on a suicide mission? The cover is the perfect kick off for our salute to football season. ... More

The Best Rockwell Covers You’ve Never Seen

Think you know all the Norman Rockwell covers? Since there were well over 300, probably not. Many of them you’ve seen time and time again, but we’ve dug up some you may have never seen—or if you have, you may have forgotten. ... More

Classic Covers: Work Break

Yes, friends, we discovered many Post covers showing folks taking a well-deserved (well, in some cases) break from work. If you’re one of the unfortunate who have to work Labor Day (policemen, for example), then maybe you’ll find some ideas for sneaking in a little break. ... More

The Collector’s Corner

Defining the everyday mannerisms of American culture, Norman Rockwell collectibles carefully narrate classic slice-of-life moments—illustrations destined to live forever as a reminder of our nation’s values, celebrations, and cherished traditions. Check out some of our favorites. ... 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

April Fool’s

April Fools’ Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, with roots dating back to 1582 when Pope Gregory XIII ordered the adoption of a new calendar. On the Gregorian calendar, New Year’s Day occurred on January 1st, rather than April 1st—the date previously hailed as New Year’s Day by the older Julian calendar. […] ... More

Abraham Lincoln: A Tribute

It’s a big year for our 16th president. Throughout the year, the Lincoln Bicentennial (www.lincolnbicentennial.gov) will celebrate his life, his work, and his words. Considered among the most revered Americans of all time, Lincoln continues to captivate our imagination and inspire the nation. Our 44th president counts Abraham Lincoln among his list of heroes, even […] ... More

Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms

Inspired by Franklin D. Roosevelt’s famous “Four Freedoms” speech delivered to Congress on the eve of World War II, Norman Rockwell created four paintings depicting simple family scenes, illustrating freedoms Americans often take for granted. ... 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

Art’s Healing Powers

More than simply a statement of style, art can improve and enhance one’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. On any given day, landscape artist Barbara Ernst Prey is apt to find e-mails from museum curators and patrons clogging her in-box. Prey’s canvases hang on the walls of world-class institutions, in private collections, and even at […] ... 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
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