- Name: Norman Rockwell
- Born: 02/03/1894
- Died: 11/08/1978 (84 years old)
- Website: www.nrm.org
Norman Percevel Rockwell (February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978) was an American painter and illustrator. His works have a broad popular appeal in the United States for their reflection of American culture. Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine over nearly five decades. Among the best-known of Rockwell’s works are the Willie Gillis series, Rosie the Riveter, The Problem We All Live With, Saying Grace, and the Four Freedoms series. He is also noted for his 64-year relationship with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), during which he produced covers for their publication Boys’ Life, calendars, and other illustrations. These works include popular images that reflect the Scout Oath and Scout Law such as The Scoutmaster, A Scout is Reverent and A Guiding Hand, among many others.
Birth Name: Norman Percevel Rockwell
Works: Willie Gillis, Rosie the Riveter, Four Freedoms, The Problem We All Live With
Awards: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Alias: Norman Percevel Rockwell
Birth Place: New York City, New York, U.S.
Death Place: Stockbridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
Norman Rockwell quotes :
I'm not going to be caught around here for any fool celebration. To hell with birthdays!Norman Rockwell
The remarks about my reaching the age of Social Security and coming to the end of the road, they jolted me. And that was good. Because I sure as hell had no intention of just sitting around for the rest of my life. So I'd whip out the paints and really go to it.Norman Rockwell
I didn't know what to expect from a famous movie star maybe that he'd be sort of stuck-up, you know. But not Gary Cooper. He horsed around so much... that I had a hard time painting him.Norman Rockwell
The '20s ended in an era of extravagance, sort of like the one we're in now. There was a big crash, but then the country picked itself up again, and we had some great years. Those were the days when American believed in itself. I was happy and proud to be painting it.Norman Rockwell