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Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell: Artist or Illustrator?

Abigail Rockwell | Posted 08.24.2015 | Arts
Abigail Rockwell

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

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Exploring Lake George Through Sagamore Eyes

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.20.2015 | Travel
Jon Chattman

Courtesy of The Sagamore Sitting on the balcony of our hotel suite overlooking majestic views of Lake George, I glance over to my three-year-old son...

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

Domenick Scudera | Posted 07.09.2015 | Gay 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.

We Pass on the Dance

Robert F. Darden | Posted 06.05.2015 | Religion
Robert F. Darden

Perhaps you have seen it; for once seen, it is hard to forget. Norman Rockwell is best known as the painter of a charming Americana, delightful scenes of families and neighbors and neighborly-ness. But in the spring of 1965, the editors of Look magazine commissioned a different kind of painting.

Real-Life Inspiration For Norman Rockwell's 'Rosie The Riveter' Dead At 92

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.23.2015 | Fifty

The model that inspired Norman Rockwell's famed "Rosie the Riveter" painting, Mary Doyle Keefe, died Tuesday at the age of 92. Keefe died in Simsbury,...

Autopsy of a Fraud: Update on Deborah Solomon's Disastrous Norman Rockwell Bio

Abigail Rockwell | Posted 04.25.2015 | Arts
Abigail Rockwell

I just learned from Alexandra Hildebrandt Hoy, Fred Hildebrandt's daughter, that her father did not write a diary account of this Canadian camping trip with Norman Rockwell in 1934. By this account, the diary that Deborah Solomon refers to in her biography of my grandfather does not exist; it never did.

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 12.22.2014 | Gay 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...

Everyone Loves Illustration Art, But Where Does One See It?

Daniel Grant | Posted 11.29.2014 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Beyond the problem of finding the money to pay for it, most museum curators still aren't convinced that illustration art should be displayed amidst more traditional works of fine art.

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.

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.

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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...