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Norman Rockwell : pictures for the American people

Hennessey, Maureen Hart1999
Review: "From barefoot boys fleeing a forbidden swimming hole to astronauts triumphantly stepping onto the moon, Norman Rockwell's paintings provide enduring images of twentieth-century American life. Rockwell (1894-1978), one of America's most popular artists and illustrators, helped forge a sense of national identity during a century of sweeping technological and social change."--BOOK JACKET. "Eighty of Rockwell's most beloved paintings are included here, their lush color vividly reproduced. The authors approach Rockwell from a wide variety of perspectives, offering a fresh appreciation of his work, a deep understanding of the complexity of his pictures, and a reassessment of his place as a shaper of mass-media imagery."--BOOK JACKET.
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Norman Rockwell : pictures for the American people / edited by Maureen Hart Hennessey and Anne Knutson.
Atlanta : High Museum of Art ; Stockbridge, Mass. : Norman Rockwell Museum ; New York, N.Y. : H. N. Abrams, 1999.
199 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. ; 30 cm.
Catalogue produced for a national tour of the exhibition 1999-2000.Compilation by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta and The Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge.Includes bibliographical references and index.
Directors' Acknowledgments / Ned Rifkin and Laurie Norton Moffatt -- Why Norman Rockwell, Why Now? / Ned Rifkin -- The People's Painter / Laurie Norton Moffatt -- The Great Art Communicator / Thomas Hoving -- Norman Rockwell: A New Viewpoint / Judy L. Larson and Maureen Hart Hennessey -- Some Comments from the Boy in a Dining Car / Peter Rockwell -- Ways of Seeing / Wanda M. Corn -- The Four Freedoms / Maureen Hart Hennessey -- Ruby Bridges and a Painting / Robert Coles -- The Kids Are All Right: After the Prom / Dave Hickey -- The View from the City / Neil Harris -- The Saturday Evening Post / Anne Knutson -- Rockwell's Christmas / Karal Ann Marling -- Rebelling Against Rockwell / Steven Heller -- Reintroducing Norman Rockwell / Robert Rosenblum.
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