While cleaning off some bookshelves today, I found a booklet I had not seen in ages. It is a compilation of the art of Norman Rockwell found in The Saturday Evening Post Magazines of the 30's-40's and 50's. The foreward says:
"This album would not have been possible without the cooperation and generosity of many great corporations for whom Norman Rockwell painted. He charmed and impressed the executives of the nation's most prestigious boardrooms, and came away with enviable assignments as their illustrator. Astutely, he saw this as an important way to bring his art to the masses."
Anyone who grew up in the 30's to the 50's knows who Rockwell was.His art graced the pages of not only the Post, but many periodicals. According to this article:
"Other artists have covered the same ground, but nobody else in American illustration - or in American art - has held the mirror of the people's yearnings up to their accomplishments so closely as Norman Rockwell."
Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing some of his pieces with you. I was all set to start with another, but after reading Fran's post at Ronni's Elder Storytelling Place today, I knew I had to start with this one, a quintessential look at young love in the 50's. Go and read Fran's story and see if you don't agree!