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Borned on February 3, 1894 - Died on November 8, 1978
Norman Percevel Rockwell (February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978) was a 20th-century American painter and illustrator.
Rockwell painting enjoys a broad
popular appeal in the United States for their reflection of American culture.
The artist transferred from high school to the Chase Art School at the age of 14. He then went on to the National Academy of Design and finally
to the Art Students League.
His first major breakthrough came in 1912 at age eighteen with his first book illustration.
In 1913, the nineteen-year-old Rockwell became the art editor for Boys' Life, published by the Boy Scouts of America.
Rockwell Norman married his first wife, Irene O'Connor, in 1916. However, the couple were divorced in 1930. While staying in California he met and
married schoolteacher Mary Barstow. They had three children.
In 1959, Mary Barstow Rockwell died unexpectedly of a heart attack. In 1961, Rockwell married Molly Punderson, a retired teacher.
For "vivid and affectionate portraits of our country," the painter received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States of America's
highest civilian honor, in 1977.
Norman Rockwell died November 8, 1978, of emphysema at age 84 in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. First Lady Rosalynn Carter attended his funeral.
He was a prolific artist, producing over 4,000 original Rockwell Norman
paintings in his lifetime. Most of his works are either in public
collections, or have been destroyed in fire or other misfortunes.
Norman Rockwell artwork was dismissed by serious art critics in his lifetime. Many of
Norman Rockwell portrait appear overly sweet in modern critics' eyes,
especially the Saturday Evening Post covers, which tend toward idealistic or sentimentalized portrayals of American life – this has led to
the often-deprecatory adjective "Rockwellesque".
However, in his later years, the artist began receiving more attention as a painter when he chose more serious subjects such as the series on
racism for Look magazine.
Norman Rockwell painting was exhibited at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 2001.
Norman Rockwell artwork Breaking Home Ties sold for $15.4 million at a 2006 Sotheby’s auction.
During his long career, he was commissioned to paint the Norman Rockwell
portraits for Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon, as well as those
of foreign figures, including Gamal Abdel Nasser and Jawaharlal Nehru. One of last
Norman Rockwell paintings was a portrait of Judy Garland in 1969.
The museum's collection is the world's largest, including more than 700 original
Rockwell paintings, drawings, and studies.