Norman Rockwell, born February 3, 1894, in New York City, is best known for his covers for "The Saturday Evening Post." In 1916, he submitted his first cover painting to "The Post." Over the next forty-seven years, he created 321 original cover illustrations. During these years, he also supplied illustrations for "The Ladies' Home Journal," "McCall's" and "Life," and illustrated books such as Mark Twain's "Tom Sawyer" and "Huckleberry Finn." Rockwell died on November 8, 1978, in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
The Postal Service honored artist Norman Rockwell with the issuance of a souvenir sheet of four 50-cent stamps on July 1, 1994, in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The dedication ceremony was held at the Norman Rockwell museum in conjunction with the museum's centennial celebration of Rockwell's birth year.
Reference: Postal Bulletin (June 23, 1994)
Scott Catalogue USA: 2840
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Museum ID: 1995.2075.10