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Norman Rockwell was an artist who captured American life and culture on his canvas like no one else. Born at the end of the Victorian era his works documented a time when Christmas had evolved tremendously. By the time he passed in 1978 nothing quite said Christmas without Rockwell’s unique take on it.
Art was Rockwell’s passion from the time he was a child. By age 14 he had enrolled in art classes at the New York School of Art. Two years later he left high school to start his studies at the National Academy of Design.
Ironically, critics of Rockwell’s art accused him of not really being a painter. That was more of a comment on his subject matter than on his skills. Even still, Rockwell himself was prone to referring to himself as an illustrator, and not a classic painter.

~ It Began with Christmas ~
His first commission came while just a teen of 16 years of age – a project...

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It's a shame his work wasn't very well received until posthumously. Considering what passes as art these days, I'd much rather see his "illustrations."
 

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