Object

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Title Golden Rule
Type of Object (i.e. drawing, painting, etc.) Painting
Creator Rockwell, Norman (b.1894, d.1978)
Production Date 1961
Role of Creator Artist
Secondary Maker Curtis Publishing Company
Description Golden Rule 1961
Norman Rockwell (1894-1978)
Oil on canvas
Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, April 1, 1961
Norman Rockwell Art Collection Trust

In the 1960s, the mood of the country was changing, and Norman Rockwell’s opportunity to be rid of the art intelligentsia’s claim that he was old-fashioned was on the horizon. His 1961 Golden Rule was a precursor to the type of subject he would soon illustrate. A group of people of different religions, races and ethnicity served as the backdrop for the inscription “Do Unto Other as You Would Have Them Do Unto You.” Rockwell was a compassionate and liberal man, and this simple phrase reflected his philosophy. Having traveled all his life and been welcomed wherever he went, Rockwell felt like a citizen of the world, and his politics reflected that value system.

I’d been reading up on comparative religion. The thing is that all major religions have the Golden Rule in Common. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Not always the same words but the same meaning.

Norman Rockwell, The Norman Rockwell Album.

From photographs he’d taken on his 1955 round-the-world Pam Am trip, Rockwell referenced native costumes and accessories and how they were worn. He picked up a few costumes and devised some from ordinary objects in his studio, such as using a lampshade as a fez. Many of Rockwell’s models were local exchange students and visitors. In a 1961 interview, indicating the man wearing a wide brimmed hat in the upper right corner, Rockwell said, “He’s part Brazilian, part Hungarian, I think. Then there is Choi, a Korean. He’s a student at Ohio State University. Here is a Japanese student at Bennington College and here is a Jewish student. He was taking summer school courses at the Indian Hill Museum School.” Pointing to the rabbi, he continued, “He’s the retired postmaster of Stockbridge. He made a pretty good rabbi, in real life, a devout Catholic. I got all my Middle East faces from Abdalla who runs the Elm Street market, just one block from my house.” Some of the models were from Rockwell’s earlier painting United Nations. Though it was never finished, it was going to be a “a mass of people,” he said, “representing the people of the world, waiting for the delegates to straighten out the world, so that they might live in peace and without fear.”
Credit Line Norman Rockwell Art Collection Trust
Measurement Description Image Size: 44.5 x 39.5"
Media / Materials Description Oil on canvas
Bibliography Saturday Evening Post, The; April 1 1961
The Norman Rockwell Album; Rockwell, Norman; 1961; p.191
Norman Rockwell: Artist & Illustrator; Buechner, Thomas S; 1970; illus. 572, 581
Norman Rockwell: A Sixty Year Retrospective; Buechner, Thomas S; 1972; p.143
The Importance of Norman Rockwell; 1997; p.73
The Faith of America; Bauer, Fred; 1980; p.155
Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms; Murray, Stuart, McCabe, James C.; 1993; color plates
Norman Rockwell: Pictures for the American People; Hart Hennessey, Maureen, Knutson, Anne; 1999; p.103
Norman Rockwell: America's Most Beloved Painter; Ann Marling, Karal; 2005; p.85
American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell; Pero (Szekely) Linda; 2007; p.185
Norman Rockwell 332 Magazine Covers; Finch, Christopher; 1979; p.410, p.447
Collection Norman Rockwell Art Collection Trust
Subject Person (model) Nejame/Negaime, Scot
Olf, Francois
Jew, May
Gunn Jr., David
Rockwell, Mary Rhodes (b.1907, d.1959)
Schafer, Christian W.
Hoyt, Rose
Rockwell I, Geoffrey M. (b.1959)
Adams, Martha Cruz
Adams, Paul W
Olff, Annabelle Soloman Kennedy
Subject Category Pluralism (Social sciences)/Concepts/LoC TGM
Ethnic groups/People/LoC TGM
Race relations/Interpersonal relations/Behavior/LoC TGM
Religion/Concepts/LoC TGM
Freedom of religion/Civil liberties/Liberty/Concepts/LoC TGM
Religious groups/Organizations/People/LoC TGM
Signature/Marks Norman/ Rockwell
DO UNTO OTHERS/ AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM / DO UNTO YOU
Exhibition History Paine Art Center and Arboretum: Oshkosh, WI 1966
Norman Rockwell Definitive Catalog Number C502
Accession Number NRACT.1973.010
System Identification Number 246
Other Id C502
1C502
Other Id Type Def Cat
Order
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Golden Rule (study); Drawing; Rockwell, Norman (b.1894, d.1978); 1961
Golden Rule; Collotype/Print; Circle Gallery
Golden Rule; Magazine/Publication; Curtis Publishing Company; Apr 01 1961
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Transparency; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Transparency; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Transparency; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Transparency; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Transparency; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Transparency; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997); Jan 08 1961
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997); Jan 08 1961
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997); Jan 08 1961
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Transparency; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Transparency; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Transparency; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997); Jan 08 1961
Golden Rule; Transparency; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997); Jan 08 1961
Golden Rule; Transparency; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997); Jan 08 1961
Golden Rule; Transparency; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997); Jan 08 1961
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997); Nov 1960
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997); Oct 22 1960
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997); Jan 08 1961
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Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997); Oct 20 1960
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997); Oct 20 1960
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997); Oct 18 1960
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997); Oct 18 1960
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Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997); Oct 03 1960
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997); Sep 29 1960
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997); Sep 29 1960
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997); Sep 28 1960
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997); Sep 28 1960
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
The Golden Rule; Tear Sheet/Document
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
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Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
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Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
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Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
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Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Negative; Scovill 2nd, Henry W. (b.1914, d.1997)
Golden Rule; Drawing; Rockwell, Norman (b.1894, d.1978); 1961
Golden Rule; Drawing; Rockwell, Norman (b.1894, d.1978); 1961
Norman Rockwell in his studio with a film crew member; Negative; 1961
Norman Rockwell in his studio with a film crew; Negative; 1961
Norman Rockwell in his studio with a film crew; Negative; 1961
Norman Rockwell in his studio with a film crew; Negative; 1961
Norman Rockwell in his studio with a film crew; Negative; 1961
Norman Rockwell in his studio with a film crew; Negative; 1961
Norman Rockwell in his studio with film crew member; Negative; 1961
Norman Rockwell in his studio with Golden Rule; Negative; 1961
Norman Rockwell in his studio with Golden Rule; Negative; Oct 1960
Norman Rockwell in his studio with Golden Rule; Negative; Oct 1960
Norman Rockwell in his studio with Golden Rule; Negative; Oct 1960
Norman Rockwell in his studio with Golden Rule; Negative; Oct 1960
Norman Rockwell Receiving Award for Golden Rule; Negative Negative
Norman Rockwell Receiving Award for Golden Rule; Negative Negative
Reference photo for Golden Rule; Photograph
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Reference photo for Golden Rule; Negative; 1961
Reference photo for Golden Rule; Negative Negative; 1961
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Reference photo for Golden Rule; Negative; 1961
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Reference photo for United Nations & Golden Rule; Photograph; 1953
Reference photo for United Nations & Golden Rule; Photograph; 1953
Reference photo for United Nations & Golden Rule; Photograph; 1953
Reference photo for United Nations & Golden Rule; Photograph; 1953
Reference photo for United Nations & Golden Rule; Photograph; 1953
Reference photo for United Nations & Golden Rule; Photograph; 1953
Reference photo for United Nations & Golden Rule; Photograph; 1953
Reference photo for United Nations & Golden Rule; Photograph; 1953
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Reference photo for United Nations, Golden Rule, & The Right to Know; Photograph
Reference photo for United Nations, Golden Rule, & The Right to Know; Photograph
Russian Interpreter, Helen Frisk, Allen Hurlburt, and Norman Rockwell at 'Graphic Arts - U.S.A.'; Photograph/Document

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