Zac's Favourite Art - Norman Rockwell

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Norman Perceval Rockwell (February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978) was a 20th-century American painter and illustrator.



Norman Rockwell - Self Portrait



 Norman Rockwell - Self Portrait



Norman Rockwell with his wife Mary
at Arlington



Norman Rockwell in his Studio
at Arlington

His works enjoy a broad popular appeal in the United States for their reflection of American culture. 
Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life scenarios he created for 'The Saturday Evening Post' magazine for more than four decades.


'Lincoln'
Norman Rockwell

Among the best-known of Rockwell's works are the 'Saying Grace' and 'the Four Freedoms' series. 
He is also noted for his 64-year relationship with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), producing covers for their publication 'Boys' Life', calendars, and other illustrations.

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These works include popular images that reflect the 'Scout Oath' and 'Scout Law' such as 'The Scoutmaster', 'Our Heritage', 'On My Honor', 'Boy Scout Honor', 'A Scout is Loyal' - among many others.

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'On My Honor' - 1953
Norman Rockwell



'Forward America' - 1951
Norman Rockwell



'A Scout is Loyal' - 1942
Norman Rockwell



'Growth of a Leader'
Norman Rockwell



'Boy Scout Honor'
Norman Rockwell



'Boy Scout Camp'
Norman Rockwell



'The Scout Master' - 1952
Norman Rockwell



'A Guiding Hand'
Norman Rockwell



'All Together'
Norman Rockwell



'Our Heritage' - 1950
Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell was born on February 3, 1894, in New York City, to Jarvis Waring Rockwell and Anne Mary "Nancy" (born Hill) Rockwell.
Rockwell 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.
There, he was taught by Thomas Fogarty, George Bridgman, and Frank Vincent DuMond; his early works were produced for 'St. Nicholas Magazine', the 'Boy Scouts of America' (BSA) publication 'Boys' Life' and other youth publications.
His first major breakthrough came in 1912 at age eighteen with his first book illustration for Carl H. Claudy's 'Tell Me Why: Stories about Mother Nature'.
In 1912, Rockwell was hired as a staff artist for 'Boys' Life' magazine.
In this role, he received fifty dollars compensation each month for one completed cover and a set of story illustrations.
In 1913, the nineteen-year-old Rockwell became the art editor for 'Boys' Life', published by the Boy Scouts of America, a post he held for three years (1913–16).
As part of that position, he painted several covers.

ROCKWELL'S BOYS


'The Swimming Hole'
Norman Rockwell



'Boys Fishing'
Norman Rockwell



'Skinny Dipping'
Norman Rockwell



'High Dive'
Norman Rockwell



'Posing'
Norman Rockwell



'Measuring Up'
Norman Rockwell



'The Discovery' - 1956
Norman Rockwell



'Boy in a Dining Car' - 1946
Norman Rockwell



'Melting Ice-Cream'
Norman Rockwell



'On Leave' - 1945
Norman Rockwell


THE FOUR FREEDOMS

The Four Freedoms is a series of four 1943 oil paintings by the American artist Norman Rockwell. The paintings - 'Freedom of Speech', 'Freedom of Worship', 'Freedom from Want', and 'Freedom from Fear' - are each approximately 45.75 inches (116.2 cm) × 35.5 inches (90 cm), and are now in the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
The series took seven months to complete.
The four freedoms refer to President Franklin D. Roosevelt's January 1941 'Four Freedoms State of the Union address', in which he identified essential human rights that should be universally protected.
The theme was incorporated into the Atlantic Charter, and became part of the charter of the United Nations.
The paintings were reproduced in 'The Saturday Evening Post' over four consecutive weeks in 1943, alongside essays by prominent thinkers of the day.
They became the highlight of a touring exhibition sponsored by The Post and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. 


'Freedom from Want'
Norman Rockwell



'Freedon from Fear'
Norman Rockwell



'Freedom of Worship'
Norman Rockwell



'Freedom of Speech'
Norman Rockwell


TOM SAWYER
   
Thomas "Tom" Sawyer is the title character of the Mark Twain novel 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' (1876).
Tom Sawyer's best friends include Joe Harper and Huckleberry Finn.
In 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer', Tom's infatuation with classmate Becky Thatcher is apparent as he tries to intrigue her with his strength, boldness, and handsome looks.
He lives with his half-brother Sid, his cousin Mary, and his stern Aunt Polly in the (fictional) town of St. Petersburg, Missouri.
There is no mention of Tom's father.
Tom has another aunt, Sally Phelps, who lives considerably farther down the Mississippi River, in the town of Pikesville.
Tom is the son of Aunt Polly's dead sister.



'Tom Sawyer'
Norman Rockwell



'Tom Sawyer and Huck'
Norman Rockwell



'Modern Tom Sawyer'
Norman Rockwell


GENRE


'Shuffelton's Barbershop' - 1950
Norman Rockwell



'Saying Grace'
Norman Rockwell



'First Formal' - 1953
Norman Rockwell



'Christmas Homecoming' - 1948
Norman Rockwell



'The Homecoming'
Norman Rockwell



'Doctor and Boy Looking at Thermometer' - 1954
Norman Rockwell


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'The Veterinarian'
Norman Rockwell



'On the Train'
Norman Rockwell



'The Watchmaker'
Norman Rockwell



'Those Who Have Passed From This World'
Norman Rockwell



Study for 'The Beauty Shop' -1962
Norman Rockwell



'The Beauty Shop' -1962
Norman Rockwell


Diptych - 'Preparations for the Evening'
Norman Rockwell


NASA


NASA Flight Preparations
Norman Rockwell



Lunar Landing
Norman Rockwell



Men's Tracks on the Moon
Norman Rockwell

FINAL WORD



'The Connosseur '
Norman Rockwell