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It is too short to catch the information about Rockwell.Maybe you can write more.But it is very good,because you write it on your own words.

Siyu, this isn't in your own words. Please see the tutorials on paraphrasing and sumamrizing and ask me if you have any questions. You need to write using your own words always.

Re: About Norman Rockwell by namckeandnamckeand, 11 Feb 2009 18:11

Another paper to talk about Rockwell's life, way do not you add some your own opinions? It is good for you to understand the meanning of the paper.^-^

Re: About Norman Rockwell by qazxszaqwsqazxszaqws, 11 Feb 2009 18:11

I am not sure what you mean by these senteces:

  • All of his opus's inspiration is from his life and the vision for the future of life.
  • In the 1960s, because of his third wife and by the times, his spirits of painting began to lead the mind of American.
  • His opus guide people pull out the different.
  • Today, his spirits of painting are more enjoy popular support by people, and it is as a spiritual guidance for every American forever.

Can you find a way to explain them better?

Norman Rockwell is the most popular and famous artist in 20th by US. Most of his works show us his spirits for seek free and truth. Especially in his "Four Freedoms" series, made him be more popular and be respected around the world. Actually, almost all of his painting are based on ordinary people in everyday life, and mirror the really life of people.
Now, more than one hundred years after his birth, he got a new level to respect around the world, his painting stand for the really American spirit. His works made him different from other artists and at the top of the painting fields.
Rockwell was born in New York in 1894, he want to be an artist, and left high school and attend art school. When he graduated from school, he gets his first job in BOY'S LIFE magazine, and be more and more famous. All of his work's inspiration is from his really life and the others' life what he saw. All his works want to show us his dream about perfect world, that means he is eager for no war and live better.
In 1942, Rockwell painted some works for freedom of speech, freedom of worship and so on. It helps him be more famous around US.
In the 1960s, he married three times and by the bad times, bad markets, his spirits of painting exhibit a strong sense for Utopia to save people out of the poverty. Today, his spirits of painting are more popular and get more support by people. It is a spiritual guidance for every American forever.(URL:

Norman Rockwell was born in New York City in 1894.He was dreaming to be an artist when he was young.When he was 14 years old,He took part in art classes at The New York School of Art .Two years later,he left high school to study art at The National Academy of Design. In the academy,Rockwell got his first commercial commissions by learning illustration from Thomas Fogarty. And from Bridgman, Rockwell learned the technical skills on which he relied throughout his long career.

In Rockwell's teens, he was hired as art director of Boys' Life, the official publication of the Boy Scouts of America. He was success early and began illustrating many kinds of young people's publications.

At age 21, Rockwell's family moved to New Rochelle, New York. They live among the famous illustrators ,such as J.C. and Frank Leyendecker and Howard Chandler Christy. There, Rockwell set up a studio with the cartoonist Clyde Forsythe and produced work for magazines.After 1 year, Rockwell painted his first cover for The Saturday Evening Post, the magazine considered by Rockwell to be the "greatest show window in America."

In 1916, Rockwell married Irene O'Connor,and they divorced in 1930.At the same time, he married Mary Barstow. The couple had three sons, Jarvis, Thomas, and Peter. The family moved to Arlington, Vermont, in 1939, and Rockwell's work began to reflect small-town American life. Totally, the 1930s and 1940s are the most successful decades of Rockwell's career.

In 1943, Rockwell painted the Speech,Worship, Want, and Fear of Freedoms paintings. He was inspired by President Franklin Roosevelt's address to Congress.The paintings reproduced in four consecutive issues of The Saturday Evening Post. They had a warm come by local people. But a fire destroyed his Arlington studio. Rockwell lost many paintings and his collection of historical costumes and props.

In 1953, Rockwell and his family moved to Stockbridge, Massachusetts. In 1959,Rockwell’s wife died unexpectedly. In 1960, Rockwell published his autobiography, My Adventures as an Illustrator .It was the collaboration with his son Thomas.The Saturday Evening Post still reproduced in 8 consecutive issues.It also was very popular.

In 1961, Rockwell married a retired teacher, Molly Punderson. In 1963, he ended with The Saturday Evening Post and began to work for Look magazine. Then,Rockwell painted pictures illustrating some of his deepest concerns and interests, including civil rights, America's war on poverty, and the exploration of space.

In 1973, Rockwell made a trust to preserve his artistic legacy by placing his works in the custodianship of the Old Corner House Stockbridge Historical Society, later to become Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge. In 1976, Rockwell cared about the future of his studio because he was in bad health. In 1977, Rockwell received the Presidential Medal.It was the nation's highest civilian honor.
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About Norman Rockwell by chensiyuchensiyu, 10 Feb 2009 04:58
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