norman rockwell http://wamc.org en Norman Rockwell Biography Angers Family; Author Stands Firm http://wamc.org/post/norman-rockwell-biography-angers-family-author-stands-firm <p>Members of the Norman Rockwell family are angered over a biography of the painter published earlier this year.</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 23:21:10 +0000 Jim Levulis 80281 at http://wamc.org Norman Rockwell Biography Angers Family; Author Stands Firm Family Of Norman Rockwell Angered Over Conclusions Drawn In New Rockwell Biography http://wamc.org/post/family-norman-rockwell-angered-over-conclusions-drawn-new-rockwell-biography <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A week ago on this program, we spoke to art critic Deborah Solomon about her new biography of iconic artist, Norman Rockwell, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The book is a 493-page account of the life and work of the longtime illustrator for </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Saturday Evening Post</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Since the release of the book and recording of our interview with Solomon, the family of Norman Rockwell has come out saying they are angered by the book and shocked at the suggestions that Rockwell could have been secretly gay or had pedophilic impulses.</p><p>A statement issued by the Norman Rockwell Family Agency says – "Ms. Solomon's conclusions demand scrutiny. The Family now feels that her purpose in befriending us and writing this fictionalized account was publicity, financial gain and self-aggrandizement.”</p><p>Thomas Rockwell is Norman Rockwell’s second son and an author. Perhaps best known for his young adult classic, <em>How to Eat Fried Worms</em> He joins us along with his daughter, Norman Rockwell’s granddaughter, Abigail Rockwell.</p><p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 80193 at http://wamc.org Family Of Norman Rockwell Angered Over Conclusions Drawn In New Rockwell Biography "American Mirror: The Life And Art Of Norman Rockwell" By Deborah Solomon http://wamc.org/post/american-mirror-life-and-art-norman-rockwell-deborah-solomon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a biographer and art critic Deborah Solomon draws on a wealth of unpublished letters and documents to explore the relationship between Rockwell’s despairing personality and his genius for reflecting America’s brightest hopes.</span></p><p>Although derided by critics in his lifetime as a mere illustrator whose work could not compete with that of the Abstract Expressionists and other modern art movements, Rockwell has since attracted a passionate following in the art world.</p><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 79549 at http://wamc.org "American Mirror: The Life And Art Of Norman Rockwell" By Deborah Solomon 12/5/13 Panel http://wamc.org/post/12513-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, newsman Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.</p><p>Topics include:<br />China Zone<br />US in Decline<br />Martin Bashir Resigns<br />Newtown 9-1-1 Calls<br />Rockwell Sale</p><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 79206 at http://wamc.org Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross at The Norman Rockwell Museum http://wamc.org/post/heroes-villains-comic-book-art-alex-ross-norman-rockwell-museum <p>This Saturday a super new exhibition will open at The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA. <a href="http://www.nrm.org/alexross/"><em>Heroes &amp; Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross</em></a> will be on view at the Museum through February 24th of next year.</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 18:59:28 +0000 Joe Donahue 51423 at http://wamc.org Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross at The Norman Rockwell Museum Norman Rockwell Museum “Girl Scout Festival: A Centennial Celebration” http://wamc.org/post/norman-rockwell-museum-girl-scout-festival-centennial-celebration <p>In 1977, Norman Rockwell was approached by the Franklin Mint to create a dozen designs for medallions depicting the ideals of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America on the occasion of the organization’s 65th anniversary.<br><br> On Saturday, September 22, <a href="http://www.nrm.org">Norman Rockwell Museum</a> will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts with a special centennial celebration to be held at the Museum from 1 to 4 p.m.<br> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 46593 at http://wamc.org Norman Rockwell Museum “Girl Scout Festival: A Centennial Celebration” MA Trooper in Rockwell Work Dies at 83 http://wamc.org/post/ma-trooper-rockwell-work-dies-83 <p>A retired Massachusetts state trooper who was a model for Norman&nbsp;Rockwell&#39;s 1958 Saturday Evening Post illustration, &quot;The Runaway,&quot; has died.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Tristan O&rsquo;Neill reports&hellip;</p><p>Massachusetts State Police said 83-year-old retired Staff Sgt. Richard Clemens Jr. died Sunday after a brief illness.</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 11:41:11 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 38502 at http://wamc.org MA Trooper in Rockwell Work Dies at 83