Norman Rockwell

Paintings

Norman Rockwell

Paintings

Also known as Rockwell, Norman Perceval

Nationality: American

Birth Place: New York City (New York state, United States)

Biography:
Born in New York City on February 3, 1894, Norman Rockwell began his illustrious career at a young age, receiving his first commission to paint Christmas cards at sixteen and illustrating his first book just the following year. Rockwell’s artwork made its debut on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post on May 20, 1916, becoming his first of 323 covers that would be published by the iconic American magazine over the next 47 years. Accordingly, his success with The Post captured the attention of other publications including Life, Judge and Leslie’s, and the young artist enjoyed a fruitful income throughout the 1920s. He received commissions from household names such as Jell-O, Boy Scouts of America and Orange Crush soda, among others. The 1930s and 40s also proved to be prolific periods in Rockwell’s career, despite some critics who pigeonholed his work as “kitschy”— intended for reproduction use only and therefore lacking in true artistic merit. Even some of his contemporaries referred to Rockwell as an “illustrator” instead of a painter—a label he willingly embraced. Nevertheless, Rockwell used his creative platform to draw upon social and cultural issues facing America and was praised by the public for his ability to capture the triumphs and tribulations of the common man. His political and social commentary became more apparent during the latter part of his career, and he began to receive greater recognition as an artist when he contributed to several projects condemning racism and stressing the importance of integration for the younger generations. His influence on society remains memorialized not only through his paintings but also the publications, advertisements and literature that exposed his body of work to a wider audience and allowed the greater public to appreciate what he had to say.


 

Norman Rockwell Original Art Values Sold at Auction

ItemRealized
Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978) Study for Triple Self Portrait, 1960 Oil on photographic paper laid on panel 11
Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978)Study for Triple Self Portrait, 1960Oil on photographic paper laid on panel11...
Lot 68139
Auction 5286
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
$1,332,500.00
NORMAN ROCKWELL (American, 1894-1978) The Song of Bernadette, 1944 Oil on canvas 53 x 28 in. Signed lower right  ... (To...
NORMAN ROCKWELL (American, 1894-1978)The Song of Bernadette, 1944Oil on canvas53 x 28 in.Signed lower right... (Total: 2 Items)
Lot 78138
Auction 5145
Saturday, October 26, 2013
$605,000.00
NORMAN ROCKWELL (American, 1894-1978) The Song of Bernadette, 1944 Oil on canvas 53 x 28 inches (134.6 x 71.1 cm) Or...
NORMAN ROCKWELL (American, 1894-1978)The Song of Bernadette, 1944Oil on canvas53 x 28 inches (134.6 x 71.1 cm)Or... (Total: 3 Items)
Lot 30655
Auction 621
Friday, November 18, 2005
$478,000.00
NORMAN ROCKWELL (American 1894 - 1978) Two Old Men and Dog: Hunting, Brown & Bigelow: Four Seasons Calendar, Aut...
NORMAN ROCKWELL (American 1894 - 1978)Two Old Men and Dog: Hunting, Brown & Bigelow: Four Seasons Calendar, Autumn, 19... (Total: 4 Items)
Lot 66287
Auction 7000
Thursday, June 5, 2008
$274,850.00
NORMAN ROCKWELL (American 1894-1978)
NORMAN ROCKWELL (American 1894-1978)
Lot 24127
Auction 604
Friday, October 29, 2004
$262,900.00

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