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Norman Rockwell (1894 1976) Mrs.Tubolino s 4th Grade Class May 2008 Norman Rockwell Norman Rockwell was born on February 3, 1894 in New York City. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell
(1894 1976)
Mrs.Tubolinos4th Grade ClassMay 2008
Norman Rockwell was born on February 3, 1894 in
New York City.
He came from a wealthy family and often read
Dickens novels after dinner. Norman would draw
pictures of the Dickens characters as his father
Norman inherited his love of art from his
grandfather. His grandpa used to walk door to
door and draw children, pets, and farm animals
and sell them for extra money.
Triple Self Portrait Post Cover February 13,
Rockwells mother never wanted him to pursue art
as a career. She never thought he would be able
to make a living by drawing.
The Outing Post Cover August 30, 1947
Norman was a thin, uncoordinated boy who wore
corrective shoes and glasses.
The Dugout Post Cover Sept. 4, 1948
He could not participate in sports so he decided
to draw.
When he was a sophomore in high school, he quit
school to attend the National Academy of Design
in New York City.
The Shiner Post Cover May 23, 1953
His art teacher taught him how important facial
expressions are in an illustration.
No Swimming Post Cover June 4, 1921
His teacher told him he needed to live in the
At age 16, he had his first paid work to design
four Christmas cards.
Santa Post Cover Dec.16, 1939
When he was 17 he illustrated his first book.
He became the art director for Boys Life
magazine at age 19. His salary was 50 per month.
Later in life, Rockwell donated many pieces of
art to the Boy Scouts and they currently have the
largest collection of his work.
When Norman was 22, he quit his job at Boys Life
to start drawing for the Saturday Evening Post
Election Day Post Cover Oct. 30, 1948
During this time, he became very famous for his
Rockwells work appeared on over 300 covers of
The Saturday Evening Post.
Bottom of the Sixth Post Cover April 23, 1949
The Prom Dress Post Cover March19, 1949
His style became so familiar that the description
of life like in a Norman Rockwell painting
entered the American vocabulary.
Photography was not common and Rockwell had to
draw people for the covers of magazines where as
today we see photographs.
Delores Eddie Post Cover June 12, 1937
He would pay kids a nickel to sit for hours while
he would draw them. He used many of the same
models over and over again in different pictures.
A Day in the Life of A Boy Post Cover May 24,
He would visualize a person in his mind for a
picture and then he would travel to different
schools looking for the right person to model for
Norman Rockwell was famous and beloved for his
idealized oil paintings of small town America.
The Runaway
Rockwells paintings displayed realism and humor.
New Glasses Post Cover May 19, 1956
In November 1978, Norman Rockwell died at the age
of 84.
Homecoming Marine
Without thinking too much about it in specific
terms, I was showingthe America I knew and
observed to others who might not have
noticed. Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell (1894 1976)