Norman Rockwell Museum in Massachusetts Turns 50

2nd April 2019

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This summer, the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts celebrates 50 years as America’s leading centre for illustration art. Special exhibitions will explore Rockwell’s art, life, and legacy, including Woodstock to the Moon: 1969 Illustrated and Norman Rockwell: Private Moments for the Masses. These exhibitions will shed new light on the Museum’s journey from Rockwell’s desire to put his art collection in public trust, to its present-day distinction as a major resource for the study and appreciation of American illustration.

About Norman Rockwell

Born in New York City on February 3, 1894, Norman Rockwell was a painter and illustrator, whose iconic Americana works captured the very life and soul of the United States in the 20th Century. Rockwell’s talent shone through from an early age and he received his first commission aged 15. He went on to create the 321 covers for The Saturday Evening Post, which included the 1927 celebration of Charles Lindbergh’s crossing of the Atlantic.

Rockwell also created cover art for other publications, including Look magazine, which featured Rockwell’s famous depiction of the imprint of Neil Armstrong’s left foot on the surface of the moon in 1969.

Rockwell was also an accomplished portrait artist and painted official portraits of US Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon.

He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977.

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About the Norman Rockwell Museum

The Norman Rockwell Museum is dedicated to education and art appreciation inspired by the legacy of Norman Rockwell. The Museum holds the world’s largest and most significant collection of art and archival materials relating to Rockwell’s life and work, while also preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting a growing collection of art by other American illustrators throughout history.

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For more information, contact:
Tony Lane
Tel: +353 85 786 0005