Norman Rockwell: An American Portrait (1987)

Genres - Visual Arts  |   Sub-Genres - Art History, Biography, Graphic & Applied Arts  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This film presents a portrait of the artist Norman Rockwell. Famous and beloved for his idealized oil paintings of small-town America, Rockwell's work appeared on over 300 covers of The Saturday Evening Post. Many other magazines featured his illustrations, including Collier's, Look, and Life. His style became so familiar that the description of life "like in a Norman Rockwell painting" entered the American vernacular. The video showcases some of his best work, which has only recently gained recognition for its artistic value, after his long run as America's favorite pop artist. Interviews with Erma Bombeck and other friends give perspective on the character and life of the artist.

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Americana, artist, career-retrospective, magazine, nostalgia, painting, small-town