Norman Rockwell’s American Dream
Judging by the popularity of two traveling retrospectives, and plans for a third exhibition in 2010, America is re-discovering one of its most underappreciated and misunderstood artists: Norman Rockwell. With photographs excerpted from a new book by Ron Schick, the author explores the divide between Rockwell’s rocky private life and his sunny small-town iconography, the elaborate studies behind his paintings, and the truth that lies in his idealized vision of his country—resonating more deeply than ever today.

Norman Rockwell’s American Dream

“Judging by the popularity of two traveling retrospectives, and plans for a third exhibition in 2010, America is re-discovering one of its most underappreciated and misunderstood artists: Norman Rockwell. With photographs excerpted from a new book by Ron Schick, the author explores the divide between Rockwell’s rocky private life and his sunny small-town iconography, the elaborate studies behind his paintings, and the truth that lies in his idealized vision of his country—resonating more deeply than ever today.”  -David Kamp

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