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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Norman Rockwell an American Artist /// Illustrator

One American author, painter and illustrator that was influential in my own life was Norman Percevel Rockwell. The works of art he created were popular among many in the United States as they offered a reflection of American culture. The illustrations of everyday life  he created for the Saturday Evening Post magazine helped him reach the spot of a famous artist.

Rockwell had a close relationship with the Boy Scouts of America that spanned 64 years. He often produced covers for the Boys' Life, calendars, and other illustrations. Images of the Scout Oath and Scout Law such as the Scoutmaster and Scouts. During war years Rockwell helped create magazine covers for the Post. "Rosie the Riveter" was created

During the life of Norman Rockwell he produced more than 4,000 original works. Most of the works are either in public collections or have been destroyed in fires and other misfortunes. Rockwell's illustrations can be seen in books such as Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. Many U.S. presidents have had their portraits painted by this famous artist as well. Celebrities such as Judy Garland, Colonel Sanders have had their portraits created by Rockwell Pieces of Coca Cola advertising don the work of Norman Rockwell on cards, stamps and other pieces

Some artist do not regard the work of Norman Rockwell to be created from a "serious painter" At times Rockwell has been considered an "illustrator" instead of an artist. Many other rumors had been told of Norman as well. Late in life Norman Rockwell received attention from critics as a painter as he created pieces that were related to serious issues in life. Issues such as school racial integration,

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