You might not know him by name, but I'm sure that you've seen his work before. As many art history course as I've taken, Norman Rockwell has not come up in our conversations. His works are little windows into American life in the mid-20th century. As I was collecting the images to use for this post, my mom walked in, not knowing what I was doing, and said about one of the images: "That reminds me of my grandmother's house at Thanksgiving." His work seems to strike up feelings of nostalgia or, for those who weren't alive during this time, they become what we would imagine the 1950's to have been like. Not only that, he was a masterful painter. It's evident in the detail of the figures and his ability to give them life, expression, and movement.
Happy Birthday Mr. Rockwell.
Freedom From Want
Four Sporting Boys, Oh Yeah
Going and Coming
The Problem We All Live With *my personal favorite- I love how she's so steadfast even though tomatoes are being thrown her way.