Eight Things You Didn’t Know About Norman Rockwell
Because the Rockwell excitement is alive and well here at the MOA, we’re sharing a few things you didn’t know about the American artist, Norman Rockwell.
Did you know that Norman Rockwell served stateside in the Navy during World War 1.
Norman Rockwell’s first cover for the Saturday Evening Post was published in 1916, when he was just 22 years old!
Norman Rockwell was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977.
Steven Spielberg and George Lucas are Rockwell fans and collectors.
Rockwell thought his “Freedom of Speech” painting was the best of all the Freedom series.
Rockwell painted portraits of 4 U.S. Presidents: Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon.
Rockwell created over 4,000 original works in his lifetime.
Much of the film Forrest Gump took visual inspiration from Rockwell’s art.
See American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell at the BYU Museum of Art before it closes on February 13!