Artist Research: Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) was an American painter and illustrator.  He studied at the Art Student league and received his first assignment at the age of 17.  He produced over 317 covers for The Saturday Evening Post. Rockwell’s success attracted the attention of other major magazine companies such as Life, Judge, and Leslie’s. In 1917, he joined the Navy during World War I, and started working for the camp’s newspaper.  Still, he was allowed to work for the Post.  After the war, he began working in advertising.  In 1941, Rockwell was given his first major show at the Milwaukee Art Institute.  Rockwell later received the honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts and the Interfaith Award of the National Conference of Christians and Jews for his Post cover paining of the Golden Rule.

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