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Norman Rockwell in the 1940’s: A View of the Homefront

Norman Rockwell in the 1940’s: A View of the Homefront

September 16th, 2016 09:00am-January 13th, 2017 17:00pm

 Norman Rockwell in the 1940s: A View of the American Homefront. This exhibit is presented by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Media sponsorship has been provided by Curtis Licensing, a division of The Saturday Evening Post. 

 

This traveling exhibit  has been organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum, located in Stockbridge, Massachusetts which holds the largest and most significant collection of art and archival materials relating to the life and work of Norman Rockwell. On display will be 44 original tear sheets from Saturday Evening Post covers.

 

This exhibit will be on display until January 13, 2017, and is free to the public.

 

 

 

Rosie the Riveter, Norman Rockwell, 1943, Norman Rockwell Museum Collections

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Many of Norman Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Post covers created during the 1940s were based on life experiences from the American homefront during WWII. Rockwell’s Four Freedoms, (inspired by Roosevelt’s famous war-time speech) Rosie the Riveter, Homecoming Soldier and the hapless but lovable G.I. Willie Gillis, are among the memorable images in this exhibition.

 

 

Freedom of Speech, Norman Rockwell, 1943, Norman Rockwell Museum Collections

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Rockwell was a 20th century American artist, author, and illustrator. His work was very popular in the U.S. because of its reflection of American culture. Among his famed pieces are the more than 300 paintings he created as covers for The Saturday Evening Post for nearly five decades. Later, he also had a working relationship with Look Magazine, and painted the portraits of several U.S. presidents and world leaders.

 

Chef with Thanksgiving Menu, Norman Rockwell, 1942, Norman Rockwell Museum Collections

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The Curator of Education from the Rockwell Museum, Tom Daly, will be on hand to speak on 7 October, and the exhibit will be open to the public that evening as a stop on Fredericksburg’s monthly First Friday Art Walk. Check our website for final details of Daly's visit.

 

There is no charge to view it. 

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