Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell

by Karal Ann Marling, Kara Marling
     
 

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Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) is, without question, the best-loved of American artists. And although his work appears in countless books, this is the first to seriously access his achievement. Not a biography, this is a cultural history of Rockwell, setting his work in the context of American life. 100 illustrations, 50 in full color.

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Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) is, without question, the best-loved of American artists. And although his work appears in countless books, this is the first to seriously access his achievement. Not a biography, this is a cultural history of Rockwell, setting his work in the context of American life. 100 illustrations, 50 in full color.

Editorial Reviews

Time
"Rockwell's popularity is not hard to fathom. His pictures are never self-sufficient as painting; they nearly always tell a story... Rockwell would probably be incapable of portraying a really evil human being or even a really complex one -- perhaps even a real one." -- 1943

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810937949
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Series:
Library of American Art
Pages:
159
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 12.25(h) x 1.00(d)

What People are saying about this

Wright Morris
"he has taught a generation of Americans to see. They look about them and see, almost everywhere they look, what Norman Rockwell sees... We might say that Mr. Rockwell's special triumph is in the conviction his countrymen share that this mythic world he evokes actually exists."
John Updike
"In an ocean of commercial art, [Rockwell's] always stood out by virtue of an extra intensity, a need (bred, psychology inevitably will say, of insecurity) to provide a little more than the occasion strictly demanded."
Norman Rockwell
"I know now that all I need in my work is at hand. Whether I make the best use of it depends entirely upon my ability to see, to feel, and to understand. The commonplaces of America are to me the richest subjects in art."

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