norman rockwell

New England News
6:21 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Norman Rockwell Biography Angers Family; Author Stands Firm

Norman Rockwell's "Christmas Homecoming" on display at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Members of the Norman Rockwell family are angered over a biography of the painter published earlier this year.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Family Of Norman Rockwell Angered Over Conclusions Drawn In New Rockwell Biography

  A week ago on this program, we spoke to art critic Deborah Solomon about her new biography of iconic artist, Norman Rockwell, American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell. The book is a 493-page account of the life and work of the longtime illustrator for The Saturday Evening Post.

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.

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.”

Thomas Rockwell is Norman Rockwell’s second son and an author. Perhaps best known for his young adult classic, How to Eat Fried Worms He joins us along with his daughter, Norman Rockwell’s granddaughter, Abigail Rockwell.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed December 11, 2013

"American Mirror: The Life And Art Of Norman Rockwell" By Deborah Solomon

  In American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell, a biographer and art critic Deborah Solomon draws on a wealth of unpublished letters and documents to explore the relationship between Rockwell’s despairing personality and his genius for reflecting America’s brightest hopes.

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.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu December 5, 2013

12/5/13 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, newsman Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
China Zone
US in Decline
Martin Bashir Resigns
Newtown 9-1-1 Calls
Rockwell Sale

The Roundtable
1:59 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross at The Norman Rockwell Museum

Alex Ross; Mythology: Superman (detail), 2005. Collection of the Artist.

This Saturday a super new exhibition will open at The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA. Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross will be on view at the Museum through February 24th of next year.

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Arts & Culture
11:10 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Norman Rockwell Museum “Girl Scout Festival: A Centennial Celebration”

“Good Scouts (Portrait of a Girl Scout),” 1924, Norman Rockwell (1894-1978). Cover illustration for “Life” magazine, November 6, 1924. Norman Rockwell Museum Digital Collections.

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.

On Saturday, September 22, Norman Rockwell Museum 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.

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New England News
7:41 am
Tue May 8, 2012

MA Trooper in Rockwell Work Dies at 83

A retired Massachusetts state trooper who was a model for Norman Rockwell's 1958 Saturday Evening Post illustration, "The Runaway," has died.  WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…

Massachusetts State Police said 83-year-old retired Staff Sgt. Richard Clemens Jr. died Sunday after a brief illness.

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