Norman Rockwell Artwork

I used to own a very large reproduction of a Norman Rockwell painting, The Runaway. I also had a copy of a biography of his life and of his artwork too that I enjoyed reading several times. Norman Rockwell injected such humor, love and other emotions into his artwork so well and I have always enjoyed each piece I have seen. Hopefully you will like this small representation of his artwork too!

Norman Percevel Rockwell ( born February 3, 1894 – died November 8, 1978) was a 20th-century American painter and illustrator. His works enjoy a broad popular appeal in the United States for their reflection of American culture. Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine over nearly five decades. Among the best-known of Rockwell’s works are the Willie Gillis series, Rosie the Riveter, The Problem We All Live With, Saying Grace, and the Four Freedoms series. He also is noted for his 64-year relationship with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), during which he produced covers for their publication Boys’ Life, calendars, and other illustrations. These works include popular images that reflect the Scout Oath and Scout Law such as The Scoutmaster, A Scout is Reverent, and A Guiding Hand among many others. (excerpt from his biography courtesy of Wikipedia).

rockwell the runaway

The Runaway

rockwell freedom of speech

Freedom of Speech

rockwell freedom of worship

Freedom of Worship

rockwell freedom from want

Freedom From Want

rockwell freedom from fear

Freedom From Fear

rockwell the-problem-we-all-live-with-1935

The Problem We All Live With

Rockwell_1953_Girl-with-Black-Eye

The Tom Boy

rockwell triple self portrait

Triple Self-Portrait

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About jeneanecommonplacebook

What Is a Commonplace Book? A commonplace book is someone’s personal collection of quotes, witticisms, observances, poems, and even graffiti that have inspired them, made them laugh or touched them in some way. Many famous people throughout history have had commonplace books, such as Thomas Jefferson, John Milton, Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau, and the scientist, Carl Linnaeus. I began my commonplace books while I was in junior high school in the early 1970’s and so I have almost 50 years of quotes about such a wide variety of topics told in ways more eloquent, wise or humorous than anything I could ever come up with. And it’s wonderful that in this type of blog, I can also include some of my favorite artists and their artwork as well. I'm almost 60 years old with a daughter, 3 granddaughters, and a kitty-cat. I live in beautiful Bay City, MI. I have 2 associate degrees with additional college credits and hopefully I will be able to complete my goal of obtaining my Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. (Life keeps getting in the way). I enjoy literature, horse racing, baseball, NFL football, The Olympics, astronomy, history (particularly Irish), art, old movies, Downton Abbey, The Good Wife, Unit One, science, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, U2, The Doors, oh and so much more! I have very eclectic and prolific interests. If you would like to check out my personal writings, please go to jeneanebehmeswritings.wordpress.com
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