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Norman Rockwell

Published on Nov 18, 2015

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Norman Rockwell

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Norman Rockwell was a leading American illustrator whose professional career spanned more than 60 years.

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Rockwell was born in New York City, on February 3, 1894. He was the son of a businessman who liked to read the works of Charles Dickens to his children.

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Rockwell's early cover paintings often featured children, elderly people, and dogs in amusing situations. He continued to draw and paint similar subjects throughout his career.

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Rockwell reached new heights during World War II (1939-45). This was when his famous series of painting the four freedoms (1943) celebrating democracy.

Rockwell's later paintings show well-drawn characters in detailed settings.

In the last years of his life, Rockwell traveled all over the world, from Mexico to Mongolia.

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In1916 his work began to appear in the Saturday Evening Post.

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From that time on he was counted among the first rank of American illustrator's.

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The 1930's and 40's proved to be the most fruitful period for Rockwell.

In the Look magazine in 1969 featured a Rockwell cover, depicting the imprint of Neil Armstrong's left foot on the surface of the moon after the successful moon landing.