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Norman Rockwell Painting

Norman Rockwell: Artist or Illustrator?

Abigail Rockwell | Posted 08.24.2016 | Arts
Abigail Rockwell

Rockwell elevated illustration to a fine art, defying categorization. That is why he confounds critics and historians to this day.

Even Norman Rockwell's Depiction of America Evolved With Changing Times

Domenick Scudera | Posted 07.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

Rockwell once gave us an idealized America, but he went on to provide illustrations of the difficult aspects of our nation, as well: racial conflict, civil rights, violence, poverty. Rockwell's America was complex and rich in its diversity. Kim Davis' America is an illusion.

10 Things I Learned About Ruby Bridges

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 03.25.2015 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

In 1960 Ruby Bridges was one of six kids to integrate a public school in New Orleans. Norman Rockwell commemorated the civil rights moment with a painting that graced the cover of Look Magazine in 1964.

LOOK: New Tylenol Campaign Re-Creates Norman Rockwell Painting With Lesbian Moms

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A new commercial for Tylenol re-imagines one of Norman Rockwell's most iconic works with a group of diverse families, including a pair of lesbian moms...

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

Abigail Rockwell | Posted 09.29.2014 | 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.

$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 ...

Obama's Rockwell Choice and Response Tell the Story

Mark Sawyer | Posted 10.28.2011 | Black Voices
Mark Sawyer

The white nationalism and racial narcissism embedded in the critique of Obama's use of the painting demonstrates both Obama's challenge and the challenge that remains for overcoming racial inequality in the 21st century.