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American mirror : the life and art of Norman Rockwell

Author: Deborah Solomon
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The long-awaited biography of the defining illustrator of the twentieth century by a celebrated art critic"--
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Norman Rockwell; Norman Rockwell; Norman Rockwell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Solomon
ISBN: 9780374113094 0374113092
OCLC Number: 849641528
Description: xv,493 pages : some color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Welcome to Rockwell Land --
The Bird Man of Yonkers (1830 to 1888) --
Not a Norman Rockwell Childhood (1894 to 1911) --
The Art Students League (September 1911 to 1912) --
The Boy Scouts Versus the Armory Show (September 1912 to December 1913) --
New Rochelle, Art Capital of the World (1914 to 1916) --
Irene O'Connor, or Uncle Sam Wants You (1916 to 1918) --
Billy Payne (May 1919 to Summer 1920) --
Miss America (1922 to 1923) --
The Arrow Collar Man (1924 to 1925) --
Divorce (1926 to 1929) --
Mary Barstow (Spring 1930 to September 1932) --
The New Deal (1933 to 1935) --
Hello Life (Fall 1936 to 1938) --
Arlington, Vermont (November 1938 to Summer 1942) --
The Four Freedoms (May 1942 to May 1943) --
"Slowly Fell the Picket Fence" (June 1943 to Summer 1947) --
"We're Looking for People Who Like to Draw" (October 1948) --
Grandma Moses (1948 to 1949) --
Shuffleton's Barbershop (1950 to 1953) --
The Age of Erik Erikson (1954) --
Crack-Up (1955) --
Young Man Luther (1957 to 1959) --
Rockwell Tells His Life Story (1959) --
Widowhood, or The Golden Rule (1960) --
Meet Molly (1961) --
Rockwell Departs from the Post (1962 to 1963) --
Ruby Bridges (1964) --
Lyndon Baines Johnson, Art Critic (1964 to 1967) --
The Vietnam War (1965 to 1967) --
Alice's Restaurant (1967) --
Andy Warhol & Company (Fall 1968) --
The Brooklyn Museum (1969 to 1972) --
"But I Want to Go to My Studio" (1972 to 1978).
Responsibility: Deborah Solomon.
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Norman Rockwell, as much as Walt Disney or Ronald Reagan, provided America with a mirror of its dreams and aspirations. As the star illustrator for The Saturday Evening Post for nearly half a  Read more...

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