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ID: 500018505
 
Record Type: Person
Rockwell, Norman (American illustrator, 1894-1978)

Note: Rockwell's name has become synonymous with American illustration. From 1916 to 1963, he created hundreds of covers for "The Saturday Evening Post," many of which have become icons of American pop culture. He was also much in demand as an illustrator of corporate calendars. His method of composition for the original oil paintings that were the basis of the printed covers, was to make a loose sketch of the idea, then gather costumes, models, and props, make individual drawings of the parts, and then combine them into the final detailed work. Although his work had a great influence on creating an image of middle-class, conservative America, his work for "Look" magazine in the 1960's pursued subjects of that conflict-ridden decade, such as segregation. Throughout his long career, his work provides an excellent look into America's changing consciousness in the 20th century.

Names:
Rockwell, Norman (preferred,V,index,LC)
Norman Rockwell (V,display)
Rockwell, Norman Perceval (V)
Rockwell, Norman Percevel (U)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
illustrator
painter

Gender: not applicable

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  New York City (New York state, United States) (inhabited place)
Died:  Stockbridge (Berkshire county, Massachusetts, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
parent of ....  Rockwell, Jarvis  
................  (American installation artist, contemporary) [500332161]
student of ....  Bridgman, George Brant  
..................  (Canadian painter and instructor, 1864-1943, active in United States) [500007159]
student of ....  Fogarty, Thomas  
..................  (American illustrator, 1873-1938) [500017808]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Rockwell, Norman (I)

Biographies:
(American illustrator, 1894-1978) ..... [BHA Preferred]
(American illustrator, 1894-1978) ..... [Grove Art]
(American artist, 1894-1978) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(American artist, 1894-1978) ..... [WCI]
(American artist, 1894-) ..... [WCP]
(American painter, 1894-1978) ..... [PROV]
(American illustrator 1894-1978) ..... [GRLPSC]
(artist, 1894-1978) ..... [GRL]

Sources and Contributors:
Norman Rockwell ........ [PROV, VP]
................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Rockwell, Norman ........ [BHA Preferred, GRL Preferred, GRLPSC Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, PROV Preferred, WCI Preferred, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
..................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
..................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) sh 85114779
..................................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
..................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Rockwell, Norman Perceval ........ [PROV]
...................................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Rockwell, Norman Percevel ........ [Grove Art]
...................................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)

Subject: ........ [BHA, GRL, GRLPSC, Grove Art, PROV, VP, WCI, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Clark Art Institute Library
....................  Cummings, Contemporary American Artists (1988)
....................  Fielding, Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors, Engravers (1987)
....................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  Who Was Who in America (1899-1890-) 1976
....................  Who's Who in American Art (1936-) 1976
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
....................  Young, Dictionary of American Artists (1968) p. 33
 
Note:
English .......... [WL-Courtauld]
.......... Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) "Rockwell, Norman" Accessed 3/25/02
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