[Norman Rockwell; 1894-1978]
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At one time, his critics forbade him the title of "Artist", as Norman Rockwell, illustrator- 60 years of a century, created only those pieces which represent magazine ads, or newspaper publications...
But indeed, Norman Rockwell went on to become America's best Loved Artist. Leaving a legacy, hallmark to the primacy of America's commercial enterprise, Rockwell’s works chronologized an era of virtue, innocence and wholesomeness, all hoped not to have slipped beyond the grasp of today's world.
[Triple Self Portrait; 1960© D -06]
A year before his passing in 1977, President Gerald Ford appropriately awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Fitting, as were the messages of Freedom found within much of the symbolism of his work.
Later housed in a Rockwell Museum was his Freedom series, comprised of a bashful blend of politics, coupled with wit and irony.
Serigraph Coll. 1997-~Source: Me :)
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