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Author Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978, author.

Title My adventures as an illustrator : the definitive edition / Norman Rockwell as told to Tom Rockwell ; edited by Abigail Rockwell ; foreword by Steven Heller.

Publication Info. New York : Abbeville Press Publishers, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  759.13 Rockwell,N ROC    DUE 09-25-19
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Definitive edition.
Description 534 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 524-526) and index.
Contents Foreword / by Stephen Heller -- Introduction / by Abigail Rockwell -- "Scairt as a rabbit, bold as a bear" -- I sign my name in blood -- I meet the body beautiful -- Charcoal, perspiration, and turpentine -- Pass the prunes, Mrs. Frothingham -- Great expectations -- The battle of Charleston -- Lost--$10,000 -- The mansion of Mount Tom Road -- 36-24-26 wow! -- My models -- The deacon goes society -- Mary -- Trials, tribulations, and Twain -- Three o'clock in the morning -- I rise from the ashes -- Flops! -- The wayward pill -- I paint another Post cover -- Afterword / by Tom Rockwell.
Summary "The wit, humanity, and many-sided talent of Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) are on full display in his classic autobiography, written with his son Tom Rockwell, himself an award-winning writer. The artist's New York City boyhood, his apprentice days at the Art Students League, his first fateful visit to the Saturday Evening Post, his adventures abroad, his move to rural Vermont - all are recounted with a mix of sharp observation and self-deprecating humor. Throughout Rockwell invites the reader into his creative process: he introduces his favorite models, candidly reveals his biggest flops, and documents the creation of a Post cover step by step. This Definitive Edition - edited by Abigail Rockwell, the artist's granddaughter - restores the original 1960 text of My Adventures as an Illustrator, as well as the playful vignettes that Rockwell drew to head each chapter. Thanks in large part to a massive image digitization effort undertaken by the Norman Rockwell Museum, it is also illustrated with 170 of Rockwell's paintings and drawings, some of them rarely - or never - seen before. An introduction by Abigail Rockwell brings to light new facts about the artist's life and work, and an illustrated chronology, prepared by the Norman Rockwell Museum, serves as a valuable reference."--Dust jacket flap.
Subject Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978 -- Biography.
Illustrators -- United States -- Biography.
Painters -- United States -- Biography.
Painting, American.
Painting, American -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Author Rockwell, Thomas, 1933- author.
Rockwell, Abigail, editor.
Heller, Steven, writer of foreword.
Added Title Norman Rockwell, my adventures as an illustrator
ISBN 9780789213112 (hardcover)
0789213117 (hardcover)

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