Norman Rockwell

A young Norman Rockwell

The Saturday Evening Post’s most prolific artist and illustrator, Norman Perceval Rockwell, sustained a healthy art career spanning most of the twentieth century. His art captured the simplest of moments, providing profound insight into the interactions of man. Not only is he famous to the Post’s readership, he is arguably the greatest American artist of all time.

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A young Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell Paints an Intimate Tour of the West Wing
In 1943, Norman Rockwell was permitted to roam the Executive Wing of the White House. His drawings perfectly capture the “dignified informality” of the era.
A young Norman Rockwell
Psst! Wanna Hear a Secret?
Have you heard the story behind Norman Rockwell's illustration, The Gossips? Rumor has it that after it appeared on the cover of The Post, his neighbor never talked to him again.
A young Norman Rockwell
Crowd-sourced: Norman Rockwell's Christmas at Chicago Union Station
In this December 1944 cover, Rockwell blends the chaos of Christmas shopping with the joy of families greeting returning WWII servicemen. Look closely and you’ll see Rockwell himself in the picture.

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Abigail Rockwell

Abigail Rockwell — jazz singer, songwriter, and granddaughter of Norman Rockwell — joins the Post to celebrate the life and legacy of America’s beloved artist, sharing behind-the-scene stories only a family member would know in her blog The Real Rockwell.

“Some say life will never be as perfect as life in a Norman Rockwell painting,” says Abigail. “But my grandfather’s work isn’t about an unachievable ideal. Pop’s work is about believing in the goodness of people. It’s about finding that goodness in ourselves and others and in the moments we spend with one another.”

Read more here and on Abigail’s Facebook page, Rescuing Norman Rockwell.