Friday, July 17, 2015

Norman Rockwell

[USA] (b 1894/d 1978)

"(..) At the age of 14 , Norman Rockwell 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 . Rockwell submitted his first successful cover painting to The Saturday Evening Post Post in 1916 (..) and published 323 original covers for the Post for over 47 years. (..) He was given the role of a military artist, in the WWI ..(..) In 1943, during World War II, Rockwell painted the Four Freedoms series, which was completed in seven months and was inspired by a speech of Franklin D. Roosevelt,..(..) During his long career, he was commissioned to paint the portraits for Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon, as well as those of foreign figures, including Gamal Abdel Nasser and Jawaharlal Nehru. One of his last works was a portrait of Judy Garland in 1969. (..) His last commission for the Boy Scouts of America was a calendar illustration entitled, The Spirit of '76, which was completed when Rockwell was 82, concluding a partnership which generated an astounding 471 images for periodicals, guidebooks, calendars, and promotional materials. (..) Rockwell received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States of America's highest civilian honor, in 1977."


USA 1960 "50th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America" (1) [Engr (C. A. Brooks)][Recess] Sc(1145)

USA 1963 "Letter Carrier in 1863" (1) [Engr (C.A. Brooks)][Recess] Sc(1238)

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