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Title: Norman Rockwell


1
Norman Rockwell
  • Painter, Artist, and Illustrator

2
When was he born?
  • He was born in 1894 on February 3rd
  • He was born in NYC, New York in a apartment

3
Where is he from?
  • He grew up in NYC
  • His first published painting was printed when he
    was 18 and appeared in Carl H. Claudys Tell me
    why Stories about Mother Nature.

4
How did he begin as a artist?
  • Some of his first drawings were of the characters
    in The Wizard of Oz
  • He realized his ability and went to the Chase
    School of Art from high school at 16
  • After that he went on to The National Academy of
    Design and then the Art Students League

5
Personal Life
  • Rockwell had 3 wives, and only divorced one
  • Irene O'Connor (m. 1916, div. 1930) 16 yrs.
  • Mary Barstow (m. 1930, ending in her death)6 mos.
  • Molly Punderson (m. 1961, ending in his death) 9
    yrs.

6
His career
  • His career (from his 1st published painting to
    his last) was 51 yrs. from 1912-1963
  • At 19 he was the art editor of Boys life
    magazine
  • During World War I he tried to enlist, but at 140
    lbs. he was 6 lbs. underweight he spent the night
    gorging himself on bananas, liquids, and
    doughnuts and was allowed entry the next day. He
    was given Military Artist and did not see any
    action during his time of service.

7
How did he die?
  • He died on November 8th, 1978 of emphysema (a
    lung disease caused by tobacco smoke-he had a
    pipe). The 1st lady (Rosalynn Carter) attended
    his funeral.

8
Art Gallery
9
Bibliography
  • Information from http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norm
    an_Rockwell
  • Pictures from http//www.illustration-house.com/bi
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