My Adventures as an Illustrator by Norman Rockwell
My Adventures as an
Illustrator - an autobiography
by Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell’s art encapsulated everyday life in 20th century America. To many people, his art still represents America even though the fashions, the events and the people have moved on. This prolific artist (1894-1978) produced more than 4,000 pieces of art and illustrated over 40 books, including Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. His covers for the Saturday Evening Post magazine (more than 300 in 47 years) are legendary and deeply treasured by collectors of popular culture. The Willie Gillis series and the Four Freedoms series are among his best known creations, and his work for the Scouts (books and calendars) is also fondly remembered.

Many collections of his work have been published (we gave up counting at 10) in book form and they are just the tip of Rockwell’s iceberg because his work was so extensive. Magazine covers, posters, sheet music, stamps and other formats came under his scope. During his lifetime, the major art critics rarely embraced his work and usually dismissed it as sentimental. Nostalgia and several new generations of art fans have helped change that train of thought. Today, Rockwell’s work sells for hefty sums at auction.

 




Related Video

See our video on Norman Rockwell's Book-Themed Illustrations Play Video

 

 


Norman Rockwell's Collections

Five Books Illustrated by Norman Rockwell

The Boy's Camp Book by Edward Cave
The Boy's Camp Book
Edward Cave
The Trail of the Hawk by Sinclair Lewis
The Trail of the Hawk
Sinclair Lewis
The Secret Play by Ralph Henry Barbour
The Secret Play
Ralph Henry Barbour
Dead End School by Robert Coles
Dead End School
Robert Coles
Boy Scout Handbook by Boy Scouts of America
Boy Scout Handbook
Boy Scouts of America

Five Saturday Evening Post Covers by Norman Rockwell

More Books on Norman Rockwell

 

 

Norman Rockwell's Book-Themed Illustrations:



Do you have memories of Norman Rockwell?


More Articles on Collectable Books


The Eerie Glory of Edward Gorey Just Rudyard Kipling Collectable N.C. Wyeth