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Norman Rockwell: A Life

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Norman Rockwell's tremendously successful, prolific career as a painter and illustrator has rendered him a twentieth-century American icon. However, the very popularity and accessibility of his idealized, nostalgic depictions of middleclass life have caused him to be considered not a serious artist but a "mere illustrator"a disparagement only reinforced by the hundreds of memorable covers he drew for The Sunday Evening Post. Symptomatic of critics' neglect is the fact that Rockwell has never before been the subject of a serious critical biography. Based on private family archives and interviews and publishes to coincide with a major two-year travelling retrospective of his work, this book reveals for the first time the driven workaholic who had three complicated marriages and was a distant father so different from the loving, all-American-dad image widely held to this day. Critically acclaimed author Laura Claridge also breaks new ground with her reappraisal of Rockwell's art, arguing that despite his popular sentimental style, his artistry was masterful, complex, and far more manipulative than people realize.

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A biography of the popular artist traces his life and argues that his work is far more interesting and manipulative than critics have credited him for.

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Om den amerikanske kunstner Norman Rockwell (1894-1978).

About the Author

Laura Claridge is the author of the biography of painter Tamara DeLempicka as well as books on British Romanticism, Modernism, gender, and psychoanalytic theory. A popular international lecturer, she was professor of English literature at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, for eleven years. She lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781588360649
Subtitle:
A Life
Publisher:
Random House
Creator:
Laura P. Claridge
Author:
Claridge, Laura
Author:
Laura P. Claridge
Author:
Claridge, Laura P.
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Artists, Architects, Photographers
Subject:
Illustrators
Subject:
Painters
Subject:
Artists, Architects, Photographers
Subject:
Art-History - General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography-Artists, Architects, Photographers
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Artists, Architects, Photographe
Subject:
Art : History - General
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Art - Artists
Subject:
Biography-Artists Architects and Photographers
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
2001
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
546

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Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism
Biography » Artists, Architects, and Photographers
Biography » General

Norman Rockwell: A Life
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