NORMAN ROCKWELL (American, 1894-1978). The Family Doctor, The Saturday Evening Post interior illustration, April 12, 194...
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The Family Doctor, The Saturday Evening Post interior illustration, April 12, 1947
Oil on board
21.5 x 7 in. (image)
Initialed upper right
This peak period Rockwell Post illustration was also reproduced as S664 on page 800 in Norman Rockwell: A Definitive Catalogue, Vol. II, by Laurie Norton Moffatt, The Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge, 1986.
Condition Report*:Framed under plexiglass to an overall size of 18 x 32.75 inches.
Rockwell, Norman:Rockwell's name has become synonymous with American illustration. From 1916 to 1963, he created hundreds of covers for "The Saturday Evening Post," many of which have become icons of American pop culture. He was also much in demand as an illustrator of corporate calendars. His method of composition for the original oil paintings that were the basis of the printed covers, was to make a loose sketch of the idea, then gather costumes, models, and props, make individual drawings of the parts, and then combine them into the final detailed work. Although his work had a great influence on creating an image of middle-class, conservative America, his work for "Look" magazine in the 1960's pursued subjects of that conflict-ridden decade, such as segregation. Throughout his long career, his work provides an excellent look into America's changing consciousness in the 20th century.
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