American artist Norman Rockwell's paintings of everyday events and small-town life illustrated magazines such as the Saturday Evening Post, Boys' Life, McCall's, and Look. This biography highlights Rockwell's childhood, education at the Chase School of Art, National Academy of Design, Art Students League and in France, Boy Scout illustrations, work for Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and paintings of soldier Willie Gillis and the Four Freedoms during World War II, as well as his artistic process and family life. Sidebars, a glossary, an index, and a phonetics section accompany easy-to-read text and full-color reproductions of Rockwell's artwork, including Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit, Triple Self-Portrait, and The Gossips.
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Academy of Design Adventures appeared in Look Arlington Art Students League artist asked to illustrate Baby Carriage Boy with Baby canvas characters Charles Dickens Chase School cover illustration destroyed Rockwell’s died on November drawing enjoyed family moved felt Fogarty Four Freedoms Freedom from Fear Freedom from Want Freedom to Worship Gamal Abdel Nasser Gillis illustrate covers Johannes Vermeer Leyendecker live models Look magazine Lorimer Mamaroneck married Mary Rhodes Barstow Medal of Freedom mural muralist Norman Percevel Rockwell Norman Rockwell Museum painting shows paintings became perfectionist Pieter Bruegel Presidential Medal Punderson received the Presidential Rembrandt Rochelle Rockwell completed Rockwell continued Rockwell created Rockwell decided Rockwell died Rockwell painted Rockwell received Rockwell studied Rockwell took Rockwell was born Rockwell would create Rockwell’s first cover Rockwell’s wife Mary Roosevelt’s Saturday Evening Post School of Art Self-Portrait small-town Soon Southern Justice Stockbridge stories Tom Sawyer Vermont wanted a different workaholic Yankee Doodle York City