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  posted on 2/3/2010 at 09:57 AM
saw him "spot lighted" on Google today.

wondering how many are fans of his work.

Back in the 70's, my father worked for a printing company and every year
they made Rockwell calendars (he use to personalize his since he was a
typesetter in those days). He would bring these home and for a long while
that was we had for calendars. Changing artwork through the years, etc.

http://www.saturdayeveningpostcovers.com/search.php?af=norman+rockwell

 

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  posted on 2/3/2010 at 10:18 AM
If you can, make the trip to his gallery/museum in Stockbridge, Mass. We go there regularly, and the quality of the original paintings are brilliant compared to the prints we all know and love.

 

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  posted on 2/3/2010 at 10:23 AM
Norman Rockwell and Maxfield Parrish - two of my favorite "illustrators"

These "illustrators" (commercial artists) weren't really recognized in the world of high-brow art sophisticates until after their passing.

I'd like to see a Rockwell-esque painting of the original Allman Brother's Band gathered around the big dining table at the Big House. If I were a good enough painter, I'd attempt this myself.

 

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  posted on 2/3/2010 at 10:23 AM
It's the anniversary of his birth today. I've always been fond of Norman Rockwell's work. He was one of the best at capturing the essence of life here in America for the everyday man/woman/child ... often with humour, sometimes bittersweet. And I'm old enough to remember and have enjoyed those Saturday Evening Post covers. Thanks for sharing this.

 

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  posted on 2/3/2010 at 10:24 AM
I love his work. Especially this one!!




 

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  posted on 2/3/2010 at 10:26 AM
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Norman Rockwell and Maxfield Parrish - two of my favorite "illustrators"
Ditto on this, Rusty. It's kind of sad that the visual art that was so much a part of magazine publishing in the 1st part of last century was lost.

 

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  posted on 2/3/2010 at 10:27 AM
Here's one of my favorites....


I concur with musicmann...I live in Massachusetts and a visit to the Rockwell Museum
in Stockbridge, Mass is well worth a visit.

[Edited on 2/3/2010 by woodsdweller]

 

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  posted on 2/3/2010 at 10:29 AM
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Ditto on this, Rusty. It's kind of sad that the visual art that was so much a part of magazine publishing in the 1st part of last century was lost.


Same here.

Have Parrish's "Ectasy" as my desktop wallpaper at home

 

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  posted on 2/3/2010 at 10:31 AM
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Norman Rockwell and Maxfield Parrish - two of my favorite "illustrators"
Ditto on this, Rusty. It's kind of sad that the visual art that was so much a part of magazine publishing in the 1st part of last century was lost.
Same here.

Have Parrish's "Ectasy" as my desktop wallpaper at home


And I have it hanging in my living room. (Great minds? )

 

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  posted on 2/3/2010 at 10:47 AM
I was fortunate enough to be in Atlanta back in 1999 and was able to view the Norman Rockwell exhibit at the High Museum of Art Atlanta.

http://www.tfaoi.com/aa/1aa/1aa103.htm

As much as I was impressed with the work Norman Rockwell is widely known for I found myself drawn to his lesser known works.


 

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  posted on 2/3/2010 at 04:04 PM
Big fan.

Saw this one in person at The Smithsonian:

 

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  posted on 2/3/2010 at 10:34 PM
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If you can, make the trip to his gallery/museum in Stockbridge, Mass. We go there regularly, and the quality of the original paintings are brilliant compared to the prints we all know and love.


I've only been there once, but can't wait to go back.
definitely worth the trip

 

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  posted on 2/4/2010 at 09:47 AM
Parrish and Rockwell two of Americas greatest.
 

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  posted on 2/4/2010 at 11:17 AM

I am a big fan. Do as Musicmann says and check out the museum in Stockbridge Mass. My folks actually used to take us up to a place in Stockbridge called the Red Lion Inn every year around Thanksgiving and we would always make the trip over to the museum. Just stopped in to the museum last year too when I was there.

I always liked this one:




 
 


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