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  • Catalogue Essay

    Norman Rockwell's The Problem We All Live With, captures Ruby Bridges in New Orleans, 1960, as she was on her way to become the first African American student to attend the all white William Frantz Public School.

  • 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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The Problem We All Live With

Collotype in colors, on smooth wove paper, with full margins.
I. 23 3/4 x 38 1/4 in. (60.3 x 97.2 cm)
S. 30 7/8 x 44 1/4 in. (78.4 x 112.4 cm)

Signed and numbered 22/200 in dark pencil (there were also 35 artist's proofs in Roman numerals), published by Circle Fine Art, Chicago (with their blindstamp), unframed.

$2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for $2,772

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 11 March 2022