02/03/2013 05:02 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Norman Rockwell Birthday: 10 Things You Didn't Know About The Great American Artist (PHOTOS)

Today is the birthday of famed 20th century painter and illustrator, Norman Rockwell. Popular for his depictions of everyday American culture, the prolific magazine cover artist would turn 119 years old today.

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Born in New York City in 1894, Rockwell was a student at both the National Academy of Design and the Arts Student League before he went on to create iconic artwork for Boy's Life and the Saturday Evening Post. Working for nearly half a century, he is said to have produced over 4,000 illustrations and paintings.

To celebrate Mr. Rockwell's birthday, we've put together a slideshow of 10 facts you might not have known about the artist. Scroll through the slides below and let us know how you are celebrating his birthday in the comments section.