Synopsis by Cecilia Cygnar
This Academy award-winning short subject is a rare look into the life and work of American artist Norman Rockwell. He was an artist known for taking simple, common scenes and adding to them his sometimes comic, sometimes serious imaginative spin. With commentary by Rockwell himself, this video offers a detailed study of this national legend, through still photographs, his paintings, his covers from the Saturday Evening Post, archival film footage, and reenactments from the artist's life. This portrait of Rockwell captures his creative vision and the essence of his work, which portrayed the hopes, dreams, and minimalism of the American people living the quintessential American life.
Americana, artist, ideals, illustration, nostalgia