Introduction Norman Rockwell, c. His works have a broad popular appeal in the United States for their reflection of American culture.
His works enjoy a broad popular appeal in the United States, where Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life scenarios he created.
Norman Percevel Rockwell was born on February 3, Norman left high school early to return to New York City, settling at the Arts Student League to study art where his discipline, hard work, and sense of humor were widely recognized.
Considered a modest, retiring man, not given to grand gestures, Norman impressed himself on America's collective imagination by his stubborn adherence to the old values.
His ability to relate these values to the events and circumstances of a rapidly changing world made him a special person - both hero and friend - to millions of his compatriots. It has often been said that Norman provided a commodity that people could rely on.
This is clearly reflected in more than 4, illustrations completed throughout his 47 year career. He is best known for his contributions to the Saturday Evening Post for whom he produced covers, beginning in It is noteworthy that the Post could automatically increase its print order bycopies when an issue had a cover by Rockwell.
Norman's ability to "get the point across" in one picture, and his flair for painstaking detail made him a favorite of the advertising industry. Illustrations for booklets, catalogs, posters -particularly movie promotions, sheet music, stamps, playing cards, and murals rounded out Rockwell's oeuvre as an illustrator.
In his later years, Rockwell began receiving more attention as a painter when he chose more serious subjects such as the series on racism for Look magazine. Il peculiare stile delle sue opere, definito "realismo romantico", ha riscosso, soprattutto negli Stati Uniti, un largo apprezzamento popolare ed ha influenzato generazioni successive di illustratori.
Norman Rockwell nacque il 3 febbraio a New York, secondo figlio di Jarvis Waring Rockwell, imprenditore tessile newyorkese, e Ann Mary Hill, donna di origini britanniche.
Non ancora compiuti i 16 anni gli venne commissionato il primo lavoro: L'anno successivo gli fu affidato l'incarico di illustrare il suo primo libro: Tell-me-why - Stories about Mother Nature. Sempre nello stesso periodo ebbe inizio la collaborazione con alcune riviste giovanili, in particolar modo con il Boys' life, il magazine ufficiale dei Boy Scouts d'America BSAdi cui divenne il direttore artistico a soli vent'anni.
Trascorsa un'intera nottata ingurgitando banane, ciambelle e bevande di ogni tipo, raggiunse il peso necessario per essere arruolato il giorno seguente. Nonostante questi sforzi gli venne affidato il compito di artista militare, e non ebbe modo di partecipare a nessun combattimento durante la sua esperienza bellica.
A New Rochelle, Norman e Irene condussero una vivace vita mondana, frequentando circoli e feste in compagnia, fra gli altri, di Francis Scott Fitzgerald.
Nel Rockwell ebbe l'onore di firmare per il Post la prima copertina interamente a colori. Gli anni trenta e quaranta sono considerati il periodo di maggiore fioritura artistica nella carriera di Rockwell. Da lei ebbe tre figli, Jarvis, Thomas, e Peter. Porta la data del la famosa edizione di Tom Sawyer da lui illustrata per la Heritage Press.
Nel '39 l'illustratore decise di trasferirsi con la famiglia ad Arlington Vermont. Altri artisti, dietro il suo esempio, vollero trasferirsi ad Arlington con le rispettive famiglie, e le loro mogli e bambini divennero i modelli di Rockwell.
Roosevelt, nello stesso periodo Rockwell dipinse la serie di quadri denominata appunto The Four Freedoms.Biographical introduction by Jack Alexander. pp. Fully illustrated in color and b/w.
with drawings by Norman Rockwell. This is a perfect anthology of Rockwell's works. . Facts of Life, Norman Rockwell Saturday Evening Post Cover Dutch visual artist Ruud van Empel hardly needs any introduction.
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CREDIT: Ruud van Empel Norman Percevel Rockwell was a century American painter and illustrator. His works enjoy a broad popular appeal in. The great man, Norman Rockwell, had a humble start to his life and amounted to so much.
Norman Percival Rockwell was born on February 3, , in the back bedroom of a small apartment in New York City. Norman Rockwell was named after an English ancestor on his mother’s side of the family, Sir Norman Percevel.
Born Norman Percevel Rockwell in New York City on February 3, , Norman Rockwell knew at the age of 14 that he wanted to be an artist, and began taking classes at The New School of Art. By the age of 16, Rockwell was so intent on pursuing his passion that he dropped out of high school and enrolled at the National Academy of Design.
Norman Percevel Rockwell (February 3, – November 8, ) American illustrator best known for his covers for The Saturday Evening Post.
Often associated with children or idyllic American life. Often associated with children or idyllic American life. Norman Percevel Rockwell was born on February 3, , in New York City. He was the second son of Nancy and Waring Rockwell. The family moved to Mamaroneck, New York, when Norman .