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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