Norman Rockwell's influences included top-flight illustrators and genre
painters, but he brought to his work an unrivaled genius for nostalgia. Through
his sweet, warmhearted, and superbly wrought paintings, he told us stories of
an idealized America. In delivering a distillation of the way we wanted to see
our country, Rockwell reflected the currents of American life.
Rockwell entered the field of illustration
at a fortuitous moment. National magazines were bringing artists' work into
millions of households each week, and his talent found itself in the right
place at the right time. In 1916, he sold his first cover illustration to the
Saturday Evening Post; over the next five decades he would paint more than
three hundred covers for the Post.
By the 1940's, Norman Rockwell had become a living treasure. Today his works
are recognized worldwide and his name is synonymous with a distinctly American
era and way of life.
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