NORMAN ROCKWELL (American, 1894-1978). The Long Shadow of Lincoln, study for story illustration, The Saturday Evening Post...
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Ukrainian Institute of America at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion
2 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075
The Long Shadow of Lincoln, study for story illustration, The Saturday Evening Post, February 10, 1945
Oil on gelatin silver photograph
13.25 x 10.25 in.
Accompanied by inscribed card
This important study for Carl Sandburg's story The Long Shadow of Lincoln is listed (but not reproduced) as S642a on page 790 in Norman Rockwell: A Definitive Catalogue, by Laurie Norton Moffatt (The Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge, 1986).
Condition Report*:Varnish layer visible on lighter painted areas; 1ply paper, gelatin silver print 15 x 12 inches, trimmed along edges, outside of image area; scattered cracking to emulsion due to artistic process, with no loss of paint; former adhesive residue visible in margins and entire verso. Double-hinged to mat board with archival linen tape. Framed under glass to an overall size of 23.75 x 20.25 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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