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Norman Rockwell

Why Deborah Solomon's Norman Rockwell Biography Is (Still) A Disaster

Abigail Rockwell | Posted 07.30.2014 | Books
Abigail Rockwell

Deborah Solomon's biography is one of the biggest non-fiction literary snow jobs in the last 50 years -- it makes the James Frey memoir debacle look like child's play.

Love Is a Function of Awareness

Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Denise M. Wilbanks

During the course of human history, the word "love" has often been used to signify a state of feeling -- an emotion evoked by another person which...

Ten Top Hotels and Inns for Quickie Mini-and-BabyMoons in Northeast USA

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Wedding related stress is behind you (or, if you are with child, will soon be just beginning). Now is the time to take a breath and relax into each other, if only for a night or two.

George Bush Painter

Jeff Danziger | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


10 Mouthwatering Works Of Art For Foodies Everywhere

Posted 02.26.2014 | Arts

Locking eyes with a truly tantalizing artwork can feel like gazing longingly at a delectable dish. Your heart beats faster, drooling may occur, and it...

Record Prices for Norman Rockwell is Tip of the Illustration Art Market

Daniel Grant | Posted 03.26.2014 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Out-of-town guests and people who just went in for a drink called the hotel management to complain, local newspapers and bloggers all voiced their dis...

Was Norman Rockwell a Hack?

Patrick Toner | Posted 03.17.2014 | Arts
Patrick Toner

Critics have been pointing out some of the many problems with her book, and to some extent Solomon is trying to fend off these criticisms. But her defense is dishonest. For one thing, she is minimizing the scope of her claims.

On Deborah Solomon's Norman Rockwell

Patrick Toner | Posted 03.15.2014 | Arts
Patrick Toner

American Mirror, Deborah Solomon's new biography of Norman Rockwell, has become controversial. But what is the controversy about? Simple. Solomon has presented a dishonest picture of Rockwell's life.

A Record-Breaking Year at Auction: A Look Back at 2013

MutualArt | Posted 03.04.2014 | Arts

Leading experts to conclude that a new dawn for the art market has begun, leaving the Great Recession of 2008 in the dust

Hope in the New Year

Sue Shanahan | Posted 03.02.2014 | Good News
Sue Shanahan

2014 is going to be a good year. It's the year for reaping what we've so patiently sown. It's the year when our long-held dreams will be brought to fruition.

How Norman Rockwell Invented Christmas

Pia de Jong | Posted 02.23.2014 | Arts
Pia de Jong

It was Rockwell who, more than anyone, depicted America's difficult crises of depression, war, and recovery during the 1940s and 1950s as an idyllic, romantic period. That had everything to do with his discerning eye for the small, the ordinary -- not the heroic.

20 Things I Learned About Norman Rockwell From American Mirror, The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell

Roz Warren | Posted 02.15.2014 | Books
Roz Warren

He had difficulty expressing anger and was only seen to lose his temper three times, once when a man refused to sell the artist his hat for a large sum of money.

American Mirror: Deborah Soloman's Distorting Carnival Glass View of Norman Rockwell

Sherman Yellen | Posted 02.08.2014 | Books
Sherman Yellen

It is fitting that the cover of this biography shows Rockwell's painting of the town gossips; a group enjoying the relaying of news of a scandalous nature, a painting for which Ms. Solomon might well have modeled.

Just Try To Guess How Much This Normal Rockwell Painting Costs

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 12.05.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — A Norman Rockwell painting titled "Saying Grace" sold at an auction on Wednesday for $46 million, a record for the Saturday Evening ...

Why Thanksgiving Is My Least Favorite Holiday

Tammy Bleck | Posted 01.24.2014 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

To say that Thanksgiving is my least favorite holiday would be the understatement of the year. I am clearly not a fan. I don't know how much of this attitude comes from my age (I'm over 40. Fine. I'm 60) and how much comes from experience and wisdom. I'm going to go with experience and wisdom here.

Rockwell's 'Saying Grace' Turns 62 Today

Posted 11.24.2013 | Arts

On a day like today, American illustrator Norman Rockwell created "Saying Grace," capturing a Mennonite family praying in a bustling restaurant. Rock...

$1 Million Norman Rockwell Painting Stolen From NYC Storage Unit

Posted 10.10.2013 | Arts

A $1 million Norman Rockwell painting has been stolen from a storage unit in New York City, police reported this week. According to CBS News, the ...

Passionate Hearts Pining for The Presidio

Sally Fay | Posted 11.23.2013 | San Francisco
Sally Fay

The Presidio Trust is in charge of deciding which of the three proposals, if any, will break ground in the most beautiful urban national park in the world. There is great potential for amazing things to happen.

Exploring 20th Century Commercial Art in Illustrating Modern Life

Karin E. Baker | Posted 05.27.2013 | Arts
Karin E. Baker

During the Golden Age of American Illustration, from the 1890s to the 1930s, advertisers and magazines commissioned the top artists of the day to create paintings, watercolors and sketches that were then used for cover art, advertising and magazine illustrations.

Discover Norman Rockwell as a Painter at American Chronicles

Don Bacigalupi | Posted 05.21.2013 | Arts
Don Bacigalupi

American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell presents an opportunity for Crystal Bridges guests to really look at Rockwell as a painter, distinct from our knowledge of him as an image-maker or illustrator or commercial artist.

Escape to Santa Barbara, Malibu, and Oxnard

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.14.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

What would you say about a person who--in the matter of a few hours--would zoom in and out of three cities? In my case, Malibu, Oxnard and Santa Barbara... The only excuse for such a mad dash, of course, is the promise of a good exhibition further down the road.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Norman Rockwell

Posted 02.03.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of famed 20th century painter and illustrator, Norman Rockwell. Popular for his depictions of everyday American culture, the pro...

Dad, Do You Know Ruby Bridges?

Harold Ross | Posted 03.24.2013 | Black Voices
Harold Ross

I would have preferred my beautiful boy ask me a different question. Something like, "How did I get inside mommy's stomach when I was a baby?" As parent-child discussions go, Reproductive Biology is easier than race relations and the Civil Rights Movement.

Caution! Are You Skating on Thin Ice at Work?

Julie Kantor | Posted 03.16.2013 | Business
Julie Kantor

Sometimes you will fall. Sometime you need to fall and get back up. But months later you just might be sitting fireside with a glass of wine or iced coffee celebrating your new job or that great promotion you just got at work as someone who skates the extra mile.

Thanksgiving Thoughts on Freedom and America

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

Most of us are probably familiar with Norman Rockwell's famous Thanksgiving painting. But few realize that it traces its inspiration to an address that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt made to Congress on January 6, 1941.