Rockwell, Norman

(1894-1978)
   Norman Rockwell was born in New York City and attended the Chase Art School in 1910. He quickly found work as a book and magazine illustrator and in 1913 became an editor and an illustrator for Boy’s Life magazine. He provided illustrations for many magazines and journals. However, he is best known for his covers for the Saturday Evening Post—he produced more than 320 between 1916 and 1963. Rockwell’s paintings focused on scenes from U.S. history and everyday life and always depicted warmth and humor. In 1943, he produced four paintings for the Saturday Evening Post representing the Four Freedoms. They had such an impact that they were used as war posters by the Office of War Information in support of war bonds, and it was estimated that they helped raise $130 million. Equally famous was Rockwell’s painting of Rosie the Riveter that appeared on the Saturday Evening Post cover on 29 May 1943. Beginning in 1963 Rockwell produced illustrations for Look magazine and portraits of such presidents as Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan. His work featured space flight, civil rights, and the war on poverty. Rockwell died on 8 November 1978 in his home with an unfinished painting on his easel. See also ART.

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  • Rockwell, Norman — born Feb. 3, 1894, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Nov. 8, 1978, Stockbridge, Mass. U.S. illustrator. He studied at the Art Students League and received his first freelance assignment at 17. From 1916 to 1963 he produced 317 covers for The Saturday… …   Universalium

  • Rockwell, Norman — (3 feb. 1894, Nueva York, N.Y., EE.UU.–8 nov. 1978, Stockbridge, Mass.). Ilustrador estadounidense. Estudió en la Art Students League y recibió su primer trabajo independiente a los 17 años de edad. Entre 1916 y 1963 ilustró 317 portadas para The …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Rockwell,Norman — Rock·well (rŏkʹwĕl ), Norman. 1894 1978. American illustrator whose works, many of which appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post, offer a nostalgic, idealized view of everyday American life. * * * …   Universalium

  • Rockwell, Norman — Rock|well, Nor|man [ rakwel, nɔrmən ] a 20th century U.S. artist whose pictures show happy scenes of traditional family life in small towns …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Norman Rockwell — Birth name Norman Percevel Rockwell Born February 3, 1894(1894 02 03) New York City …   Wikipedia

  • Norman Rockwell — Norman Percevel Rockwell (* 3. Februar 1894 in New York; † 8. November 1978 in Stockbridge, Massachusetts) war ein US amerikanischer Maler und Illustrator des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts. Mehr als 40 Jahre lang schuf er d …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Norman Rockwell — Norman Rockwell. Norman Percevel Rockwell (3 de febrero de 1894, Nueva York – 8 de noviembre de 1978, Stockbridge) fue un ilustrador, fotógrafo y pintor estadounidense célebre por sus imágenes llenas de ironía y humor. Su infancia fue feliz,… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Norman Rockwell — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Rockwell. Norman Rockwell …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Norman Rockwell — noun United States illustrator whose works present a sentimental idealized view of everyday life (1894 1978) • Syn: ↑Rockwell • Instance Hypernyms: ↑illustrator * * * Norman Rockwell [Norman Rockwell] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Norman — /nawr meuhn/, n. 1. a member of that branch of the Northmen or Scandinavians who in the 10th century conquered Normandy. 2. Also called Norman French. one of the mixed Scandinavian and French people who inhabited Normandy and conquered England in …   Universalium

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