Norman Rockwell is returning to The Saturday Evening Post! The March/April edition of the magazine will look at the continued popularity and relevance of the artist in a cover story written by journalist Pamela Krol. According to Krol, “Rockwell’s work carved a unique niche’ in the American psyche and both stoked and affirmed our pride in who and what we are, when we are at our best. There was, and still is surprising power in that.”
The article looks at the success of such exhibitions as American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera, and the upcoming Smithsonian exhibition Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg with keeping Rockwell in the public eye, and presenting new interpretations of the artist’s work; interviews are included with Norman Rockwell Museum staff, as well as Ron Schick, the author and curator of Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera. Also included in the issue will be a gallery of Post covers from various artists, and articles on collecting original works.
In 1916, Norman Rockwell painted his first cover for The Saturday Evening Post, which he considered to be the “greatest show window in America.” Over the next 47 years, 322 Rockwell covers would appear on the cover of the venerable publication.
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