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Magazine Covers by: Norman Rockwell


February 1, 2009

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One of America's great illustrators, Norman Rockwell, has ties to Rotary and to this area. He lived in Arlington VT from 1939 to 1953 when he and his family moved to Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where there is now a museum devoted to his work.

He painted 321 covers for the Saturday Evening Post over 47 year. The 1950 cover portrays and eight year old Tom Paquin, practicing his trumpet. The cover was painted in 1949, but published in 1950.


Biography of Norman Rockwell

February 3, 1894 marked the birth of one of America's most beloved artists, Norman Percevel Rockwell. Norman Rockwell was born in his parent's Upper West Side Manhattan apartment.

The second son of businessman Jarvis Waring and Ann Mary (Hill) Rockwell, young Norman showed talent from the beginning. In fact, Rockwell remembered his first sketches as drawings of warships from the Spanish-American war. Jarvis Waring enjoyed reading various literary masterpieces aloud to his family, especially the works of classic author Charles Dickens. Young Norman would attentively listen as he sketched the characters while his father read the story aloud.

rockwellLearn more about Norman Rockwell at the official Norman Rockwell website authorized by the family. This partial biography was gathered from their site.

Author: Sally Sugarman (Club Member & Windmill Editor)


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