This classic volume celebrates Norman Rockwell’s unique understanding of the American spirit.
This tribute to America’s best-known, best-loved illustrator takes the reader on an inspiring journey through Norman Rockwell’s vision of America, one that is still relevant today.
The author Fred Bauer visited Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and Arlington, Vermont, talking to the people who lived with Rockwell and posed for his pictures, about whom the artist said, “If you are interested in the characters you draw and understand them and love them, why, the people who see your pictures are bound to feel the same.”
Represented here are more than one hundred Rockwell works, including iconic Saturday Evening Post covers, such as Saying Grace, Breaking Home Ties, and The Golden Rule; World War II images, such as the Willie Gillis series; portraits of Eisenhower, Kennedy, and the Statue of Liberty; and depictions of American holidays, family traditions, and worship.
With Bauer’s sympathetic text and Rockwell’s unforgettable images, the book o ers a picture of American hope and humanity, and of Rockwell’s optimistic faith in the nation and its people.
Fred Bauer wrote more than a dozen books and worked widely in communications.