Interview with Chuck Marsh, the model from A Day in the Life of a Boy
Friday November 17, 2017

Interview with Chuck Marsh, the model from A Day in the Life of a Boy

Watch an interview with Chuck Marsh, the Norman Rockwell model from A Day in the Life of a Boy. This was filmed at the Norman Rockwell Museum on August 7, 2010.

On Saturday, November 25, 2017,  you can meet another Rockwell model, Mary Whalen Leonard and Will Lach, Vice President and Editorial Director of Abbeville Press at the Museum.  Join them for the launch event for two new books for young readers from Abbeville, Norman Rockwell’s A Day in the Life of a Girl and A Day in the Life of a Boy. A reading and book signing will follow. Create an artwork that describes a day in your life!

Thanksgiving Weekend Family Day
Book Launch! A Day in the Life of a Girl and Boy
Saturday, November 25
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Norman Rockwell's A Day in the Life of a Boy

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A day in the life of an American boy, illustrated with Norman Rockwell's iconic illustrations of life

A boy wakes up beside his beloved pet mutt for just another ordinary school day, but some surprises lie ahead! Here is one of Norman Rockwell’s most popular works, paired with a rhyming text that’s perfect for reading aloud or sharing with a grown-up. In classic Rockwell fashion, the almost two dozen pictures will elicit wry smiles of recognition, from young and old, at childhood’s everyday pleasures. At the back of the book is a short biography of Rockwell, as well as a note by Chuck Marsh, who, as a young boy more than sixty-five years ago, posed for the unforgettable series of pictures.

Norman Rockwell is America’s best-known, best-loved illustrator. While still in his teens, he was hired as art director of Boy's Life, the official publication of the Boy Scouts of America. Eventually he produced work for such magazines as Life, Look, and The Saturday Evening Post, for which he eventually produced 322 covers. In 1977, the artist received the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Will Lach has written many children’s books about art, music, and natural history. He lives in Brooklyn with his family.

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Norman Rockwell's A Day in the Life of a Girl

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A day in the life of an American girl, illustrated with Normal Rockwell's iconic images of life.

A girl wakes up and tidies her braids before just another ordinary summer day, but some surprises lie ahead! Here is one of Norman Rockwell’s most popular works, paired with a rhyming text that’s perfect for reading aloud or sharing with a grown-up. In classic Rockwell fashion, the almost two dozen pictures will elicit wry smiles of recognition, from young and old, at childhood’s everyday pleasures. At the back of the book is a short biography of Rockwell, as well as a note by Mary Whalen Leonard, who, as a young girl more than sixty-five years ago, posed for the charming series of pictures

Norman Rockwell is America’s best-known, best-loved illustrator. While still in his teens, he was hired as art director of Boy's Life, the official publication of the Boy Scouts of America. Eventually he produced work for such magazines as Life, Look, and The Saturday Evening Post, for which he eventually produced 322 covers. In 1977, the artist received the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Will Lach has written many children’s books about art, music, and natural history. He lives in Brooklyn with his family.

Read more