Norman Rockwell: 9 works

A slideshow of artworks auto-selected from multiple collections

By Google Arts & Culture

The Magic Foot-ball, 'I thought you were wrong,' he said in triumph. 'You said it was nine! Stupid!' (1914) by Norman RockwellNorman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA

'was one of five illustrations Norman Rockwell painted for the 1914 St. Nicholas' magazine story "The Magic Foot-ball."'

Scouting With Daniel Boone (1914) by Norman RockwellNorman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA

'Early in Norman Rockwell's career, many of his illustrations were printed in black and white, as four- or full-color printing remained expensive.'

Catch, The (1919) by Norman RockwellNorman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA

'In 2009, through the generosity of the Rodger P. Nordblom family, Norman Rockwell Museum acquired two 1919 paintings Rockwell created for The Country Gentleman: Fishing Trip, They'll Be Coming Back Next Week and The Catch.'

Fishing Trip, They'll Be Coming Back Next Week (1919) by Norman RockwellNorman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA

'In 2009, through the generosity of the Rodger P. Nordblom family, Norman Rockwell Museum acquired two 1919 paintings Rockwell created for The Country Gentleman: Fishing Trip, They'll Be Coming Back Next Week and The Catch. The paintings were part of a series of cover illustrations Rockwell created for the magazine between 1917 and 1920, following the antics of four fictional young boys: Master Reginald Claude Fitzhugh, Tubby Doolittle, Rusty Doolittle, and Chuck Peterskin.'

Hey Fellers, Come On In! (1920) by Norman RockwellNorman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA

'For Country Gentleman, Rockwell did 39 covers from 1917 to 1922, including Hey Fellers Come On In!'

Artists Costume Ball (1921) by Norman RockwellNorman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA

'In the spring of 2004, Mrs. Evelyn F. Hitchcock generously donated Norman Rockwell's rare 1921 oil painting Artists Costume Ball to the Norman Rockwell Museum.'

No Swimming (1921) by Norman RockwellNorman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA

'Rockwell kept a pile of nickels on a table next to his easel. "Every twenty-five minutes," he recorded, "I'd transfer five of the nickels to the other side of the table, saying, 'Now that's your pile.''

War News (1943-44) by Norman RockwellNorman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA

'It would have read ""Invasion Plans At France Possible,"" part of the full title, ""Eisenhower Reports Invasion Plans Advanced; Blow at France Possible."" Rockwell decided not to submit War News to the Post, perhaps because it was hard to convey what the men were hearing or to make the newspaper headline discernible.'

"The Problem We All Live With" (1963) by Norman Rockwell (1894-1978)Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA

'Freed from such restraints, Rockwell seemed to look for opportunities to correct the editorial prejudices reflected in his previous work. "The Problem We All Live With," "Murder in Mississippi," and "New Kids in the Neighborhood" ushered in that new era for Rockwell.'

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