Arts Everyday Living: A Thanksgiving Weekend with Norman Rockwell

 

Here’s an updated version of our 2014 Thanksgiving blog.

 A THANKSGIVING WEEKEND WITH NORMAN ROCKWELL

Maybe this Thanksgiving weekend, you might want to consult the Norman Rockwell Museum website below (plus a bonus), for all you ever wanted to know about his life and art.  Here are some fast facts and links to this incomparable resource about the artist whose Saturday Evening Post covers continue to be identified with the holidays.

Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell, Fishing Trip, They’ll Be Coming Back, 1919.

NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM

THE HOME FOR AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION

Stockbridge, Massachusetts

FAST FACTS

With 998 paintings and drawings, largest collection of Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) works of art. Founded in 1969, with support of the painter and his wife Molly Rockwell in Stockbridge, Massachusetts where he resided for 25 years.

Originally in the Old Corner House on Main Street; moved in 1993 to present location of 36 acres with a scenic view of the Berkshire Mountains.  Museum building (including archives) designed by Robert A. M. Stern; also on grounds is Rockwell’s studio which is open to the public (check for dates). Ongoing exhibitions such as current Home for the Holidays and educational programming.

Explore the World of Rockwell, Anywhere, Anytime.  Click on the link below,

Norman Rockwell: A Digital Experience

Other links:

Or take a virtual 360 degree tour of Rockwell’s studio, with his original easel, palette, furnishings, and other personal items.

Panoramic Stockbridge Studio

And read an in-depth history of Rockwell’s artistic contribution to World War II’s war bond effort.

The Four Freedoms

A BONUS

SATURDAY EVENING POST

NORMAN ROCKWELL ARCHIVES

Norman Rockwell was the most popular illustrator at the Saturday Evening Post for almost 50 years, through two world wars, the Depression, and the Cold War period. Today the magazine has a website showcasing a number of favorite covers such as Rosie the Riveter and The Homecoming along with a variety of themes: Rockwell in Hollywood, Rockwell’s Silly Side, What’s Your Favorite Norman Rockwell Cover?, and Rockwell Goes to the Dogs.  Just click on:

Norman Rockwell Archives

 

 The image above is in the U.S. public domain.

 

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