Norman Rockwell: Imagining Freedom
Rockwell's innately American interpretations of the Freedoms found a familiar home at The Saturday Evening Post, where they proved overwhelmingly popular. The U.S. government put the works on tour, and they helped raise $133 million for the war effort.
Stephanie Haboush Plunkett is Deputy Director/Chief Curator, Norman Rockwell Museum.
James W. Kimble, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Communication, Seton Hall University.
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Norman Rockwell's Homecoming originally created for the May 26, 1945 Saturday Evening Post cover. Full color offset print measuring 19" by 25" inches, hand signed in permanent ink by Norman Rockwell.
This famous cover appeared on newsstands less than three weeks after the war in Europe came to a close. In fact, few GIs were returning home just yet, but this cover wonderfully caught the mood of the time. Once again, as was the case with most of Rockwell's later covers, the scene gains much from the fully realized setting. Here, Rockwell used nearby Troy New York for his inspiration.
Limited Edition Signed Print. Saturday Evening Post cover March 4, 1944. Full color offset print measures 25 x 19 inches hand signed in ink by Norman Rockwell. Painted some 60 years before the nation's current tattoo craze, Rockwell's March 1944 Saturday Evening Post cover celebrates the "permanence" of body art. The humorous illustration depicts a sailor who has fallen for several women in his day, and paid tribute to them (if temporarily) on his forearm. Continuing with the theme of the illustration, Rockwell also created a very clever background for the painting, consisting of popular tattoo designs. Created while living in Arlington, Vermont, Rockwell called on his friend and fellow illustrator Mead Schaeffer to pose as the tattoo artist.
Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) Ticket Seller, 1937 Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post ( April 24, 1937) Media print lithography on paper.
Originally created for the April 24, 1937 edition of the Saturday Evening Post, Ticket Seller was hand proofed and printed by Circle Gallery. This full color lithograph measures 27 by 21 inches and the edition consists of 320 impressions. 200 were numbered and 60 were signed in pencil by Norman Rockwell. 35 impressions were pencil signed and designated with Roman numerals, and an additional 25 were printed on Nacre (Japon) paper.
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The Unity Project is an art and civics initiative of the Norman Rockwell Museum and contemporary illustrators that is dedicated to an inclusive America in which all voices are heard.
Inspired by the rich and continuing tradition of American illustration, this project inspires us to consider the integral role that published imagery plays in creating cultural narratives which connect us to our times.
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