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Name Rockwell, Norman (b.1894, d.1978)
Date Born/Est Feb 03 1894
Place Of Birth New York City/New York/United States of America
Date Died/Ceased Nov 08 1978
Place Of Death Stockbridge/Massachusetts/United States of America
Biographical Display A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF NORMAN ROCKWELL

“Without thinking too much about it in specific terms, I was showing the America
I knew and observed to others who might not have noticed.”
- Norman Rockwell

Born in New York City in 1894, Norman Rockwell always wanted to be an artist. At the age of fourteen, Rockwell enrolled in art classes at the New York School of Art (formerly the Chase School of Art). In 1910, at the age of 16, he left high school to study art at the National Academy of Design. He soon transferred to the Art Students League, where he studied with Thomas Fogarty and George Bridgman. Fogarty’s instruction in illustration prepared Rockwell for his first commercial commissions. From Bridgman, Rockwell learned the technical skills on which he relied throughout his long career.
Rockwell found success early. He painted his first commission of four Christmas cards before his sixteenth birthday. While still in his teens, he was hired as art director of Boys’ Life, the official publication of the Boy Scouts of America, and began a successful freelance career illustrating a variety of young people’s publications.
At age 21, Rockwell’s family moved to New Rochelle, New York, a community whose residents included such famous illustrators as J.C. and Frank Leyendecker and Howard Chandler Christy. There, Rockwell set up a studio with the cartoonist Clyde Forsythe and produced work for such magazines as Life, Literary Digest and Country Gentleman. In 1916, the 22-year-old Rockwell painted his first cover for The Saturday Evening Post, the magazine considered by Rockwell to be the “greatest show window in America.” Over the next 47 years, 321 Rockwell covers would appear on the cover of the Post. Also in 1916, Rockwell married Irene O’Connor; they divorced in 1930.
The 1930s and 1940s are generally considered to be the most fruitful decades of Rockwell’s career. In 1930, he married Mary Barstow, a schoolteacher, and the couple had three sons - Jarvis, Thomas and Peter. The family moved to Arlington, Vermont, in 1939, and Rockwell’s work began, more consistently, to reflect small-town American life.
In 1943, inspired by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s address to Congress, Rockwell painted the Four Freedoms paintings. They were reproduced in four consecutive issues of The Saturday Evening Post with essays by contemporary writers. Rockwell’s interpretations of Freedom of Speech, Freedom to Worship, Freedom From Want and Freedom From Fear proved to be enormously popular. The works toured the United States in an exhibition that was jointly sponsored by the Post and the U.S. Treasury Department and, through the sale of war bonds, raised more than $133 million for the war effort.
Although the Four Freedoms series was a great success, 1943 also brought Rockwell an enormous loss. A fire destroyed his Arlington studio as well as numerous paintings and his collection of historical costumes and props.
In 1953, the Rockwell family moved from Arlington, Vermont, to Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Six years later, Mary Barstow Rockwell died unexpectedly. In collaboration with his son Thomas, Rockwell published his autobiography, My Adventures as an Illustrator, in 1960. The Saturday Evening Post carried excerpts from the best-selling book in eight consecutive issues with Rockwell’s Triple Self-Portrait on the cover of the first issue.
In 1961, Rockwell married Molly Punderson, a retired teacher. Two years later, he ended his working relationship with The Saturday Evening Post and began to work for Look magazine. During his ten-year association with Look, Rockwell painted pictures illustrating some of his deepest concerns and interests including civil rights, America’s war on poverty and the exploration of space.
In 1973, Rockwell established a trust to preserve his artistic legacy by placing his works in the custodianship of the Old Corner House Stockbridge Historical Society, later to become the Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge. The trust now forms the core of the museum’s permanent collections. In 1976, in failing health, Rockwell became concerned about the future of his studio. He arranged to have his studio and its contents added to the trust. In 1977, Rockwell received the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, for his “vivid and affectionate portraits of our country.” He died at his home in Stockbridge on November 8, 1978, at the age of 84.
Creator (primary) The Problem We All Live With
Old Corner House sign
Two Old Men and Dog: Square Dance
Couple's First Silver
A Double Gift (Two Girls in a Rowboat)
The Sneeze
No doubt she told him her opinion of it, when they were so very confidential together, behind the curtains.
Before the Shot
Book of Romance
Crossed Signals 'I'm going to put you in the box.'
Hey Fellers, Come On In!
Girl at Mirror (study)
I'm Thinking about My Kiddie
Happy New Year
Waiting for the Art Editor
The Day I Painted Ike ' " The campaign? Instantly, he was deeply serious. No punch-pulling for him! He'd rather lose the election than not tell the people just what he thinks." ' (serious/stern face)
Thanksgiving Ye Glutton
Portrait of Charles Rowland
Flower Shop
Going and Coming
Happy New Year
Home for Christmas
Slim Finnegan
Liberty Bell (Celebration)
Boy in Dining Car
Couple in Swim Apparel
Portfolio of Three Prints
Man Pinning Flowers on Lady
Wet Paint
Before the Shot
Timid Man
Hail Mary
New Tavern Sign (George III)
New Tavern Sign (Washington)
A Scout is Helpful
Daniel Boone, Pioneer Scout
Father's Day
Having a Smoke
Becky Sharp
Murder in Mississippi
Self-portrait
The Naval Officer (Dr. Stewart Lee Jeffrey)
The Gossips (Vignette 2)
The Gossips (Vignette 2)
Man in Glasses (Family Tree Study)
Lincoln for the Defense
A Crock of Gold 'The Castle'
Willie Was Different (Miss Polly Playing the Flute)
Father's Day (The Licking)
Boy Scouts (Vignette 1)
Two Indian Girls (Family Tree Study)
Boy Scouts (Vignette 2)
Boy Scouts (Vignette 3)
Boy Scouts (Vignette 4)
Boy Scouts (Vignette 5)
The Gossips (Vignette 1)
Portrait of an Indian Man
Portrait of Jerry Frank
Window Washer (study)
Vacation's Over
Man with Raised Arm
War News (study)
Politician and Baby
Barber and Customer
Back of Man with Raised Arm
Santa Looking At Two Sleeping Children
Portrait of Thomas Wilson Brown (Mr. Clapper)
Beanie
Boy with String
Freckles
Marriage Counselor
Girl with String
Hester Prynne
Hester Prynne
Hester Prynne
Liberty Girl (study)
Pigtails
Sis
Scouting Through the Eyes of Norman Rockwell
Lincoln the Rail Splitter
Facts of Life, The
Christmas Trio
Glen Canyon Dam
Saying Grace (study)
Man on the Moon
Norman Rockwell's 78th Spring
Christmas Homecoming
Young Russian Boy with Hat
Freedom of Speech
Portrait of Felipe Rojas-Lombardi
Home for Christmas
Home for Christmas
Art Critic (study)
Mr. Bhaer saw the drops on her cheeks; stooping down, he asked --"Heart's dearest, why do you cry?" (Heart's Dearest)
Randsburg, California
Death Valley
Fjaerland, Norway
Girl in Snow With Dog
The Problem We All Live With
Cousin Reginald Spells Peloponnesus
Income Tax (study)
Norman Rockwell Visits a County Agent ' "Here's how to tell a layer from a liar," says Rippey as he demonstrates the art of culling hens.' (Three Farmers)
Scouting With Daniel Boone
The Runaway (study)
Spring Flowers (study)
Phil the Fiddler (study)
Mine America's Coal
Landscapes: Sledding (study)
Photograph of Horse Statue/ Original Sketch
Landscapes: Back to School
The Cheerleader
The Cheerleader
Handwritten Note
The Cheerleader (study)
The Cheerleader (First, Fourth and Sixth Figure Study)
The Magnificent Ambersons: Richard Bennett
The Magnificent Ambersons: Agnes Moorehead
The Magnificent Ambersons: Delores Costello
The Cheerleader (First Figure Study)
The Magnificent Ambersons: Joseph Cotton
The Cheerleader (Fourth Figure Study)
The Magnificent Ambersons: Tim Holt
The Cheerleader
The Magnificent Ambersons: Anne Baxter
Stagecoach
Football Hero (Letterman)
Youth and Old Age
The Most Beloved American Writer 'They selected it together.'
The Cheerleader (study)
Louisa and Her Publisher
Japan (figure studies)
Gay Paree
Baalbek, Lebanon
Karachi, Pakistan
Rangoon, Burma
Japan (various sketches)
Beirut, Lebanon (smokers)
Figure Studies
Rome
Bangkok, Thailand
Paris (concierge)
Hawaii
London ( figure studies)
Baalbek, Lebanon (camel riding)
Tower of London Guard: Beefeater
Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul
Chiddingstone, England
Murder Mystery (Who-Dun-It) (study)
Piazzo S. Maria in Trasterene
Japan
Turn of the Tide
The Pub
Bangkok, Thailand
Man on Bike with Umbrella
Trevi Fountain, Rome
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Rangoon, Burma (temple)
Portrait of a Man
Trevi Fountain; Statue Colassale; Imperatore Costantino; Sistine Chapel
Pan American World Airways bag
Beirut and Baalbek, Lebanon
Spain
The Most Beloved American Writer 'But it was a girl!'
A Guiding Hand (study)
Tom Sawyer Chapter Titles
Strictly a Sharpshooter
Art Critic
Spencer Tracy
Portraitist (study)
Portrait of Anne Braman
Boy on Highdive
Record Type Person
Person/Corporate Type Individual
Subject Person (modelled for) Reference photo for Home on Leave (Sailor in Hammock)
Liberty Bell (Celebration)
Reference photo for The Problem We All Live With
Reference photo for After the Prom
Reference photo for After the Prom
Reference photo for The Cheerleader
Reference photo for The Adventure Trail
Reference photo for A Scout is Reverent
Homecoming
Santa's Visitors
His First Day at School
His First Day at School
His First Day at School
Norman Rockwell Says 'Pan American Was My Magic Carpet around the World' 'Hawaii is a real fun and sun land. Here I am sketching at Waikiki ... surrounded by distractions.'
Norman Rockwell Says 'Pan American Was My Magic Carpet around the World' 'Hawaii is a real fun and sun land. Here I am sketching at Waikiki ... surrounded by distractions.'
Norman Rockwell Says 'Pan American Was My Magic Carpet around the World' (Norman Rockwell on Clipper)
Norman Rockwell Says 'Pan American Was My Magic Carpet around the World' (Norman Rockwell on Clipper)
Head of My Father
Smith Kline
Christmas Homecoming
Norman Rockwell Visits a Ration Board
Norman Rockwell Visits a Ration Board
Norman Rockwell Visits a Ration Board
Norman Rockwell Visits a Ration Board
The Street Was Never the Same Again
The Street Was Never the Same Again
Poor Richard's Almanacks (Ben Franklin at Desk)
Poor Richard's Almanacks (Ben Franklin at Desk)
Portrait of Erik Erikson
Woman Playing Golf
Woman Playing Golf
Woman Playing Golf
Woman Playing Golf
Woman Playing Golf
Woman Playing Golf
Woman Playing Golf
Woman Playing Golf
Woman Playing Golf
Woman Playing Golf
Woman Playing Golf
Woman Playing Golf
Woman Playing Golf
Woman Playing Golf
Norman and Molly Rockwell
Norman and Molly Rockwell
Norman Rockwell - Better Than Ever at 75!
Film Crew in Studio
Norman Rockwell - Better Than Ever at 75!
Film Crew
Norman Rockwell Posing as Cowboy
Film Crew in Studio
Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell in Arlington Studio
Film Crew in Studio
Film Crew in Studio
Norman Rockwell
Film Crew with Norman Sleeping on Sofa
Norman Rockwell in Studio
Norman Rockwell in Arlington Studio
Film Crew in Studio
Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell in Studio with Ruler
Film Crew in Studio
Norman Rockwell in Studio
Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell with Interviewer
Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell in Studio
Norman Rockwell in Studio
Norman Rockwell in Studio
Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell with Interviewer
Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell in Studio
Film Crew in Studio
Norman Rockwell Working on Illustrations for ' Dead End School '
Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell with Interviewer
Norman Rockwell in Studio
Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell Working on Illustrations for ' Dead End School '
Norman Rockwell Painting 'The Recruit'
Film Crew in Studio
Norman Rockwell and Seated Man
Norman Rockwell Autographing "Norman Rockwell Album"
Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell Outside his South Street, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, studio with bicycle
Norman Rockwell in Studio
Norman Rockwell Painting 'The Recruit'
Norman Rockwell Receiving Award for Golden Rule
Norman Rockwell with Film Crew
Film Crew in Studio
Norman Rockwell in Studio
Norman Rockwell in Studio
Norman Rockwell in Studio
May Party
Norman Rockwell Receiving Award for Golden Rule
Film Crew in Studio
Norman and Mollie Rockwell at John F. Kennedy Space Center
Norman Rockwell in Boy Scout Uniform
Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell Posing
Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell with Two Women
Film Crew in Studio
Norman Rockwell Painting 'The Recruit'
NBC Television Film Crew
Norman and Jarvis Rockwell
Norman Rockwell and Models
Film Crew in Studio
Norman Rockwell in Studio
Norman Rockwell with an Unidentified Woman
Norman Rockwell in Studio
Norman Rockwell with Visitor in Studio
Norman Rockwell in Studio
Film Crew in Studio
Norman Rockwell in Studio Sleeping on Couch
Norman Rockwell and John Patrick
NBC Television Film Crew
Norman Rockwell in Studio on Telephone
Norman Rockwell with an Unidentified Woman
Norman Rockwell and Friend Holding Frogs / Hayride at Wallkill
Norman Rockwell Outside His Stockbridge Studio With Two Boys
Film Crew in Studio
Norman Rockwell with Visitor in Studio
Norman Rockwell in Studio Sleeping on Couch
Film Crew in Studio
Norman Rockwell and Model
Norman Rockwell in Studio Lighting Pipe
Norman and Mollie Rockwell with an unknown group in their living room
Norman Rockwell in Studio
May Party / Hayride at Wallkill / Norman Rockwell and Friend Holding Frogs
Norman Rockwell with Visitors in Studio
NBC Television Film Crew
Norman Rockwell in Studio Painting 'The Veterinarian'
Norman Rockwell and Models
Norman Rockwell on Steps to Studio
Film Crew in Studio
Norman Rockwell in Studio
Norman Rockwell in Studio
Norman Rockwell with Visitor in Studio
Norman and Molly Rockwell with an unknown group in their living room
Norman Rockwell with an Unidentified Man
Film Crew in Studio
Norman Rockwell in Studio with Medal of Freedom
Norman Rockwell, Anne Mary Hill Rockwell, and Jarvis Rockwell
Norman Rockwell and Models
Norman Rockwell in Studio
Norman and Molly Rockwell with an unknown group in their living room
Norman Rockwell with Tom and Gail Rockwell, and the Dwights
Film Crew in Studio
Norman Rockwell with Chris Schafer in Studio
Norman Rockwell on Steps to Studio
Norman and Molly in the South Street, Stockbridge, Massachusetts Studio
Norman Rockwell with Mr. and Mrs. Donald Walton
Film Crew in Studio
Norman Rockwell in Studio with Medal of Freedom
Molly and Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell on Steps to Studio
Norman Rockwell in Studio
Norman Rockwell in Studio
Norman Rockwell and Eddie Carson
Norman Rockwell with Visitor in Studio
Norman Rockwell with an Unidentified Man
Norman Rockwell in Studio with Medal of Freedom
Norman Rockwell with Peter Helck
Film Crew in Studio
Film Crew in Studio
Norman Rockwell with Tom and Gail Rockwell, and the Dwights
Norman and Molly in the South Street, Stockbridge, Massachusetts Studio
Molly and Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell in Studio with Medal of Freedom
Norman Rockwell in Studio with Bill Scovill and Louie Lamone
Norman Rockwell in Stockbridge
Norman Rockwell with an Unidentified Man
Norman Rockwell as Cowboy
Norman Rockwell in the Old Corner House
Norman Rockwell with Peter Helck
Film Crew in Studio
Film Crew in Studio
Film Crew in Studio
Norman Rockwell in Studio
Norman Rockwell with Chris Schafer
Norman Rockwell in Stockbridge
Norman Rockwell in Studio with Medal of Freedom
Norman Rockwell with Peter Helck
Norman Rockwell in the Old Corner House
Norman Rockwell with Tom and Gail Rockwell, and the Dwights
Molly and Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell in Studio with Bill Scovill and Louie Lamone
Norman Rockwell in Studio
Norman and Molly in the South Street, Stockbridge, Massachusetts Studio
Film Crew in Studio
Film Crew in Studio
Norman Rockwell Seen From Mirror in Studio
Norman Rockwell in the Old Corner House with "Norman Rockwell: Artist and Illustrator"
Norman Rockwell in Studio with Medal of Freedom
Norman Rockwell with Chris Schafer and an unknown man in the South Street, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, studio
Norman Rockwell Painting 'The Veterinarian'
Film Crew in Studio
Film Crew in Studio
Norman Rockwell with Tom and Gail Rockwell, and the Dwights
Norman Rockwell Seen from Mirror in Studio
Norman Rockwell in Studio with Bill Scovill
Norman Rockwell with Peter Helck
Norman Rockwell as Cowboy
Norman Rockwell in the Old Corner House with "Norman Rockwell: Artist and Illustrator"
Norman and Pitter Rockwell in Studio with Rulers
Film Crew in Studio
Norman Rockwell in Studio
Norman Rockwell with Mrs. Brad Herzog and Louie Lamone
Norman Rockwell in Studio with Bill Scovill
Norman and Mollie Rockwell with Erik Erikson and Unidentified Group of People
Norman Rockwell with Tom and Gail Rockwell, and the Dwights
Norman and Mollie Rockwell with Erik Erikson and Unidentified Group of People
Norman Rockwell in Old Corner House
Norman Rockwell with an Unknown Man
Norman Rockwell in Studio
Norman Rockwell in Studio
Norman Rockwell with Tom and Gail Rockwell, and the Dwights
Norman Rockwell in Old Corner House
Norman and Mollie Rockwell with Erik Erikson and Unidentified Group of People
Norman Rockwell with an Unknown Man
Norman Rockwell Working in Studio
Norman Rockwell in Studio
Norman Rockwell with Tom and Gail Rockwell, and the Dwights
Norman Rockwell in Studio
Norman Rockwell with Two Unidentified Men
Norman and Mollie Rockwell with Erik Erikson and Unidentified Group of People
Norman Rockwell Working on Illustrations for ' Dead End School '
Norman Rockwell in Old Corner House
Norman Rockwell with Tom and Gail Rockwell, and the Dwights
Norman Rockwell with an Unidentified Man
Norman and Mollie Rockwell at John F. Kennedy Space Center
Norman Rockwell Speaking in Front of Unidentified Group of People
Norman Rockwell in Old Corner House
Doug McGregor, Roy Boutard, Norman Rockwell and Kenneth Mynter
Norman Rockwell with Joseph Chassell and an Unidentified Man
Norman Rockwell with Two Little Girls
Norman and Molly Rockwell at John F. Kennedy Space Center
Norman Rockwell in Old Corner House
Norman Rockwell in his Stockbridge Studio
Norman Rockwell Speaking in Front of Unidentified Group of People
Norman Rockwell with Two Little Girls
Doug McGregor, Roy Boutard, Norman Rockwell and Kenneth Mynter
Norman Rockwell and Unidentified Children by Norman Rockwell's South Street, Stockbridge, Icehouse
Norman Rockwell in Old Corner House
Norman Rockwell with Two Little Girls
Doug McGregor, Roy Boutard, Norman Rockwell and Kenneth Mynter
Norman Rockwell and Unidentified Children by Norman Rockwell's South Street, Stockbridge, Icehouse
Stockbridge Studio with Norman Rockwell Seen Through Window Painting 'The Saturday People'
Norman Rockwell with Two Little Girls
Doug McGregor, Roy Boutard, Norman Rockwell and Kenneth Mynter
Stockbridge Studio with Norman Rockwell Seen Through Window Painting 'The Saturday People'
Norman Rockwell with Unknown Group
Doug McGregor, Roy Boutard, Norman Rockwell and Kenneth Mynter
Norman Rockwell with Unknown Group
Norman Rockwell with Unknown Group
Doug McGregor, Roy Boutard, Norman Rockwell and Kenneth Mynter
Norman Rockwell with Unknown Group
Norman Rockwell in Studio with all the Presidential Candidates Paintings
Norman Rockwell with Mr. and Mrs. Donald Walton
Norman Rockwell in Studio with all the Presidential Candidates Paintings
Norman Rockwell with Two Women
Norman Rockwell with Two Women
Norman Rockwell with Two Women
Norman Rockwell with Dog
Norman Rockwell with Dog
Norman Rockwell with Dog
Norman Rockwell with Dog
Norman Rockwell with Dog
Norman and Peter Rockwell
Norman Rockwell with Dog
Norman Rockwell with Model
Norman Rockwell with Cat
Norman Rockwell with Cat
Antiques, Chairs, Calendar and Deer Trophy
Norman Rockwell with Dog
Norman Rockwell with Dog
Norman Rockwell with Dog
Restaurant and Grill
Restaurant and Grill
Norman Rockwell with Dog
Norman Rockwell with Dog
World's Worst Businessman
Norman Rockwell with Dog
Father and Son Eating Pancakes
World's Worst Businessman
Father and Son Eating Pancakes
World's Worst Businessman
Minister Out Walking
Minister Out Walking
Gillette Shaving Cream
Gillette Shaving Cream
Minister Out Walking
Minister Out Walking
Minister Out Walking
World's Worst Businessman
World's Worst Businessman
Norman Rockwell with Dorothy McGregor
Norman Rockwell with Dorothy McGregor
Norman Rockwell with Dorothy McGregor
Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell and Don Walton
Norman Rockwell and Don Walton
Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell with Don Walton
Norman Rockwell and Don Walton
Norman Rockwell with Don Walton
Norman Rockwell and Don Walton
Norman Rockwell with Don Walton
Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell with Don Walton
Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell and Don Walton
Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell and Don Walton
Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell
Association Person Alarm Clock
Revere Bowl
Norman and Mollie Rockwell with Erik Erikson and Unidentified Group of People
System ID 31898

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