Tag Archives: Norman Rockwell

America’s Artist

Norman Rockwell didn’t create his celebrated images using only brush and paint. They often took shape first as scenes that Rockwell literally acted out. Showing their appreciation for his storytelling talents, film directors George Lucas and Steven Spielberg share their private Rockwell collections with the Smithsonian for the upcoming exhibit Telling Stories.  More

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

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
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