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Norman Rockwell

The American painter and cartoonist, Norman Rockwell had an uncanny ability to depict everyday normal events and occasions with a unique talent of inserting humor into the scene. His Saturday Evening Post covers have become famous for their quaint and charming quality.

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I would classify his work as Americana. Often amusing, sometimes deeply moving, occasionally patriotic, always embodying a certain element of respectfulness. That element of respect and good manners harkens back to a different era in America. I remember it.

Way back when I was in college, I visited the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. It was an easy drive and I remember it was in Autumn. The colors were wonderful in that part of Up-State New York crossing into Berkshires of western Massachusetts.

 

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