Spectacles of Well Known People in History Part Seven We are very fortunate that the personal vision aids of many important individuals have been preserved at institutions and in private collections. Much insight into the development of eyewear during specific time periods can be gained by reviewing examples which have known dates of use. Provenance information associated with the numerous examples presented here is assumed to be mostly correct.
His works enjoy a broad popular appeal in the United States, where Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life scenarios he created.
Norman Percevel Rockwell was born on February 3, Norman left high school early to return to New York City, settling at the Arts Student League to study art where his discipline, hard work, and sense of humor were widely recognized.
Considered a modest, retiring man, not given to grand gestures, Norman impressed himself on America's collective imagination by his stubborn adherence to the old values.
His ability to relate these values to the events and circumstances of a rapidly changing world made him a special person - both hero and friend - to millions of his compatriots.
It has often been said that Norman provided a commodity that people could rely on. This is clearly reflected in more than 4, illustrations completed throughout his 47 year career. He is best known for his contributions to the Saturday Evening Post for whom he produced covers, beginning in It is noteworthy that the Post could automatically increase its print order bycopies when an issue had a cover by Rockwell.
Norman's ability to "get the point across" in one picture, and his flair for painstaking detail made him a favorite of the advertising industry. Illustrations for booklets, catalogs, posters -particularly movie promotions, sheet music, stamps, playing cards, and murals rounded out Rockwell's oeuvre as an illustrator.
In his later years, Rockwell began receiving more attention as a painter when he chose more serious subjects such as the series on racism for Look magazine. Il peculiare stile delle sue opere, definito "realismo romantico", ha riscosso, soprattutto negli Stati Uniti, un largo apprezzamento popolare ed ha influenzato generazioni successive di illustratori.
Norman Rockwell nacque il 3 febbraio a New York, secondo figlio di Jarvis Waring Rockwell, imprenditore tessile newyorkese, e Ann Mary Hill, donna di origini britanniche.
Non ancora compiuti i 16 anni gli venne commissionato il primo lavoro: L'anno successivo gli fu affidato l'incarico di illustrare il suo primo libro: Tell-me-why - Stories about Mother Nature. Sempre nello stesso periodo ebbe inizio la collaborazione con alcune riviste giovanili, in particolar modo con il Boys' life, il magazine ufficiale dei Boy Scouts d'America BSAdi cui divenne il direttore artistico a soli vent'anni.
Trascorsa un'intera nottata ingurgitando banane, ciambelle e bevande di ogni tipo, raggiunse il peso necessario per essere arruolato il giorno seguente. Nonostante questi sforzi gli venne affidato il compito di artista militare, e non ebbe modo di partecipare a nessun combattimento durante la sua esperienza bellica.
A New Rochelle, Norman e Irene condussero una vivace vita mondana, frequentando circoli e feste in compagnia, fra gli altri, di Francis Scott Fitzgerald.
Nel Rockwell ebbe l'onore di firmare per il Post la prima copertina interamente a colori. Gli anni trenta e quaranta sono considerati il periodo di maggiore fioritura artistica nella carriera di Rockwell.
Da lei ebbe tre figli, Jarvis, Thomas, e Peter. Porta la data del la famosa edizione di Tom Sawyer da lui illustrata per la Heritage Press. Nel '39 l'illustratore decise di trasferirsi con la famiglia ad Arlington Vermont.
Altri artisti, dietro il suo esempio, vollero trasferirsi ad Arlington con le rispettive famiglie, e le loro mogli e bambini divennero i modelli di Rockwell.
Roosevelt, nello stesso periodo Rockwell dipinse la serie di quadri denominata appunto The Four Freedoms. Questo gruppo di opere fu pubblicato nel sul The Saturday Evening Post e riprodotto in migliaia di manifesti.
Nel fu pubblicata la prima monografia che illustrava il lavoro dell'artista: Norman Rockwell Illustrator, scritta da Arthur Gutpill, rivelava molti segreti sull'arte di Rockwell, compresa l'abitudine dell'artista di lavorare su modelli dal vero, ma anche su scatti fotografici da lui stesso eseguiti in precedenza.Freedom from Want, also known as The Thanksgiving Picture or I'll Be Home for Christmas, is the third of the Four Freedoms series of four oil paintings by American artist Norman Rockwell.
Norman American illustrator whose works, many of which appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post, offer a nostalgic, idealized view of Rockwell, Norman (Percevel) - definition of Rockwell, Norman (Percevel) by The Free Dictionary.
Norman Percevel Rockwell (February 3, – November 8, ) American illustrator best known for his covers for The Saturday Evening Post.
Often associated with children or idyllic American life.
Often associated with children or idyllic American life. Norman Percevel Rockwell (February 3, – November 8, ) was a 20th century American painter and illustrator. His works enjoy a broad popular appeal in the United States, where Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life scenarios he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine over more than four decades.
Norman Rockwell By Joe Moxon -. “without thinking too much about specific terms, i was showing the america i knew and observed to others who might not have noticed.”. “without thinking too much about specific terms, i was showing the america i knew and observed to others who might not have noticed.”.
Aug 14, · Norman Cross lies near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. Traditionally in Huntingdonshire, it gave its name to a hundred and, from to , Norman Cross Rural District. The junction of the A1 and A15 roads is here. It was the site of the world's first purpose-built prisoner-of-war camp  or "depot" built during the Napoleonic Wars by the Navy.