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Norman Rockwell: Storyteller with a Brush

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He was a pale, skinny boy with thick glasses, but Norman Perceval Rockwell knew that he could draw.

Beverly Gherman shows us how this awkward boy grew up to become a famous illustrator. As a boy, he sketched the characters from Charles Dickens's novels at the kitchen table. And although his mother discouraged him from pursuing a career in art, Norman knew early on that he could not ignore his talent. He dropped out of school at age fourteen to study art and begin the career that would eventually capture the heart of his entire nation.

The experiences of Rockwell's life became part of his paintings: a childhood trip to the country, his son's departure for the Air Force, the fire that destroyed his studio. He also depicted world events and people of his time: Charles Lindbergh's flight across the Atlantic Ocean, the soldiers of World War II, and the children involved in school integration, as well as more intimate American scenes, such as a family dinner or a trip to the doctor's office.

Beverly Gherman paints a colorful and engaging portrait of Norman Rockwell's life, enhanced by full-color reproductions of the artist's own paintings, which tell both his story and their own.

Synopsis:

This full-color biography describes the life and work of the popular American artist who depicted both traditional and contemporary subjects, including children, family scenes, astronauts, and the poor. The book is enhanced by full-color reproductions of Rockwell's paintings and black-and-white photos of his family.

About the Author

Beverly Gherman grew up taking Norman Rockwell's work for granted. His images were everywhere: on calendars, stamps, posters, magazine covers. Several years ago she visited an eighth-grade classroom and saw the students studying Rockwell's paintings. They were excited about his work, and their enthusiasm sent her back to Rockwell's world to look at his art with a fresh eye.

Table of Contents

Contents

Chapter 1 Talent "Like a Bag of Lemon Drops"

Chapter 2 "Live in the Picture"

Chapter 3 An "Author's Words in Paint"

Chapter 4 "The Greatest Show Window in America"

Chapter 5 Lost in Tom Sawyer's Cave

Chapter 6 "Kid with the Camera Eye"

Chapter 7 "Average People Doing Average Things"

Chapter 8 From Tears to Laughter

Chapter 9 Splash, Drip, and Spatter

Chapter 10 Controversy on Canvas

Important Dates

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Illustration Credits

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689820014
Author:
Rockwell, Norman
Author:
Rockwell, Family Trust
Illustrator:
Rockwell, Norman
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
Art appreciation
Subject:
Art history
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Art
Subject:
Painters
Subject:
Art - Painting
Subject:
Biographical - General
Subject:
Rockwell, norman, 1894-1978
Subject:
Painters, american
Subject:
Painters -- United States.
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
1998-208418
Publication Date:
January 2000
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
10 x 9.25 in 18.83 oz
Age Level:
08-12

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