Rockwell Video Minute: Soda Jerk

Norman Rockwell put a lot of thought into the composition of his “Soda Jerk” illustration, spending painstaking hours posing each model just so.

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Norman Rockwell’s “Soda Jerk” is one of his most well-known paintings, and one of many that features his family. In this case, it’s his youngest son, Peter, who worked at a soda fountain in real like (and is where Rockwell got the idea).

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  1. Another interesting beind-the-scenes look at one of Rockwell’s classic covers. Hopefully his son (years later) looks back on the cover and the making of it, with fondness and pride; also realizing he doesn’t look goofy either.


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