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By New York Natives Staff


NORMAN ROCKWELL

Painter, Illustrator

Where is he from? Manhattan

What’s he done? Rockwell was an illustrator and painter who illustrated covers for The Saturday Evening Post for 47 years. His best-known works include the Willie Gillis series, Rosie the Riveter, Saying Grace (1951), The Problem We All Live With, and the Four Freedoms series.

Why is he an icon? Rockwell was a prolific artist, producing over 4,000 original works in his lifetime. The public loved his often-humorous depictions of American life, which have become iconic works of Americana.

Quote: “It was a pretty rough neighborhood where I grew up. The really tough places were over around Third Avenue where it ran into the Harlem River, but we weren’t far away.”

 

#Americana #Rockwell #FourFreedoms

Featured photo courtesy of Garry Camp Burdick

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