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  • Artist Biography

    Norman Rockwell

    Few artists have made as much of an impact on the American visual culture as Norman Rockwell. A master draughtsman and a keen observer of the quotidian, Rockwell produced an immense body of work noted for its vivid and loving depictions of the everyday graces of mid-20th century life, providing the pictorial framework for how Americans conceive of themselves then and today. His aspirational paintings lifted the American spirit during its darkest times but to this day reassure people worldwide of the fundamental values universal truths.

    Rockwell’s long and prodigious career began when he was only 22, when he contributed his first cover to The Saturday Evening Post. This precocious achievement presaged not only the artist’s immense successes contributing another 321 covers for this hugely-circulated magazine, the body of work that cemented his status as the leading chronicler of the American experience, but also his crowning as one of the most beloved American artists of all time. The many iconic images Rockwell produced and popularized are ubiquitous records of the American ethos.

     
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Three works: Dinner; and two photographs of Norman and Molly Rockwell

Collotype and two color photographs.
Various sizes.
Dinner signed and inscribed `My dear friend, Harry Abrams  Molly and I and our whole family send you our gratitude and very best wishes.  Cordially, Norman Rockwell' in black ink, the photographs both inscribed `very best wishes to Harry and Nina, Sincerely Molly and Norman Rockwell' in ink.

Estimate
$100 - 200 

Sold for $25,000

The Estate of Mrs. Harry N. Abrams

7 April 2010
New York