Rockwell, Norman Percevel
American, 20th century, male.
Born 3 February 1894, in New York; died 8 November 1978, in Stockbridge (Massachusetts).
Illustrator, painter. Figures, genre scenes.
Norman Rockwell studied at the New York School of Art (formerly the Chase School of Fine Art), the National Academy of Design in New York (1910), and the Art Students League under Thomas Fogarty and George Bridgman. He also spent time at the Académie Colarossi in Paris in 1923. Although an admirer of Pablo Picasso, Rockwell followed the narrative genre style of William Sidney Mount and Winslow Homer. He had a studio in New Rochelle, New York, moving to Arlington, Vermont in 1939, and finally to Stockbridge, Massachusetts, in 1953. In 1943 a fire destroyed his studio and many paintings in Arlington, as well as his collection of historical costumes and props. Rockwell established a trust for his works in Stockbridge in 1973, later to become the Norman Rockwell Museum, which holds 367 of his works, as well as his papers and photographs used in his work....