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
Rockwell Video Minute: Rosie the Riveter
Norman Rockwell honored the contributions of the millions of women working in defense plants during World War II with his iconic painting, Rosie the Riveter.
A young Norman Rockwell
Rockwell Video Minute: The Rookie
Hoping to help them improve their 1957 season, Norman Rockwell painted “The Rookie” for the Boston Red Sox.
A young Norman Rockwell
Rockwell Video Minute: First Sign of Spring
To celebrate the spring of 1947, Rockwell captured a gardener’s excitement at finding the season’s first crocus.

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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.