The Life of Norman Rockwell Essay

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The Life of Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell is best known for his depictions of dail life of a rural America.
Rockwell's goals in art revolved around his desire to create an ideal America. He said " I
paint life as I would like it to be."

The second child of Jarvis W. Rockwell and his wife Nancy, Norman Perceval Rockwell was
born in the famous New York City. In his summers he enjoyed life on the countryside, which
made a profound impact on his art.

Rockwell remained in Manhattan until 1903, when they moved to Mamaroneck, New York. It was
there he decided to pursue a career as an illustrator.

In 1908, He began attending the Chase School of Fine Art. At the age of fifteen he quit
high school to enroll in classes at the National Academy of Design. He left the Academy a
year after finding out that it was geared towards training of the fine artist rather than
the illustrator. He then enrolled in the Art Students League studying inder George
Bridgman and Thomas Fogarty. In addition to excelling in his skills in drawing and
painting, Rockwell was introduced to the illustration of Howard Pyle.

In 1911, Rockwell illustrated his first book, "Tell Me Why Stories". Two Years later he
contributed to "Boys Life", He soon became art director of the magazine. Commissions for
other children's magazines, among them "St. Nicholas", "Youths Companion" and "American
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