On This Day (February 3rd) - Celebrate Norman Rockwell's 120th Anniversary

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3rd February 1894

American illustrator and painter Norman Rockwell is born.

"Without thinking too much about it in specific terms, I was showing the America I knew and observed to others who might not have noticed."

- Norman Rockwell

Born in New York City on February 3rd 1894, Norman Rockwell is famous for his idyllic portraits of American life.

Talented from a very young age, Rockwell received his first commission at age 17 and in 1916 created the first of 321 covers for The Saturday Evening Post - the work for he is most famous for. 

The everyday life scenarios he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine tell stories of middle class America and possess a humour that has been enjoyed by all. 

Rockwell also created World War II posters and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977.

Sadly he passed in November 1978, leaving behind a legacy of art works that have delighted generations to this day. 

Check out Harma Hommad's Pinterest board dedicated to the man himself.


Follow Harma Hommad's board Norman Rockwell on Pinterest.


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