One of the most popular American artists of the past century, Norman Rockwell was an avid observer of human nature and a gifted storyteller. For nearly seven decades, while American history was in the making, Rockwell chronicled the changing U.S society in intricate details and nuanced scenes of ordinary people in everyday life. He provided a personalized interpretation—an idealistic vision—of American identity. His depictions provided a reassuring visual escape during a time of momentous transformation as our country evolved into a complex, modern society. Rockwell’s contributions to our visual legacy, many of them now icons of American culture, have found a permanent place in our national conscious.
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