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  • Pinkwashing Norman Rockwell

    12/28/2013 8:06:08 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 77 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-27-2013 | Ed Driscoll
    “Author Claims Norman Rockwell Was Closeted Homosexual,” William Bigelow writes at Big Government: American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell, a new biography of the great American artist and iconic figure Norman Rockwell, accuses him of being a closeted homosexual, basing the spurious claim on the fact that Rockwell would stop young boys on the street or at recess and ask if they would pose for his illustrations. The author, Deborah Solomon, ignores the fact that Rockwell, who was married three times and had three children with his second wife, who died unexpectedly in 1959, stated in his...
  • Trooper immortalized in Rockwell print dies

    05/08/2012 9:10:23 PM PDT · by massmike · 32 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 05/09/2012 | Renee Nadeau Algarin
    A retired Massachusetts state trooper, immortalized in a famous Norman Rockwell portrait as the wise and caring cop giving good advice to a little boy, died in his home state of New York over the weekend, state police said. Staff Sgt. Richard J. Clemens Jr., who posed in 1958 for Rockwell’s famed painting, “The Runaway,” died Sunday at age 84. “The painting of a trooper bending over in counsel to a young boy intent on leaving home captures — much more than any of the images of shootouts and car chases favored by popular culture — the highest ideal of...
  • Art sends rare W.H. message on race

    08/25/2011 5:00:54 PM PDT · by YankeeReb · 55 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | Aug 24, 2011 | Josh Gerstein
    President Barack Obama has taken a decidedly low-key approach to racial issues since he became America’s first black president two years ago. But in a hallway outside the Oval Office, he has placed a head-turning painting depicting one of the ugliest racial episodes in U.S. history. Norman Rockwell’s “The Problem We All Live With,” installed in the White House last month, shows U.S. marshals escorting Ruby Bridges, a 6-year-old African-American girl, into a New Orleans elementary school in 1960 as court-ordered integration met with an angry and defiant response from the white community. The thrust of the painting is not...
  • WaPo Art Critic Slams Norman Rockwell as Lacking 'Courage'

    07/05/2010 6:05:27 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 117 replies · 5+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 5, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    Artist Norman Rockwell's thought crime seems to be that he wasn't a kneejerk liberal. And for that, he has earned an angry leftwing rant from Washington Post art critic Blake Gopnik who claimed that Rockwell lacked "courage" for not glorifying leftwing causes. Rockwell's "Four Freedoms" series? It disgusts Gopnik because it "doesn't invoke a communist printing his pamphlets or an atheist on a soapbox." So if Gopnik can't stand the popular Norman Rockwell, just what kind of art does he like? You can find out below the fold but a warning: please be sure you are not consuming liquids while...
  • Celebrate Norman Rockwell and the Saturday Evening Post

    02/03/2010 2:36:11 AM PST · by iowamark · 23 replies · 533+ views
    Associated Content ^ | February 3, 2010 | William Browning
    If a picture is a thousand words, Norman Rockwell wrote the Encyclopedia Americana of the Twentieth Century. His covers of the Saturday Evening Post filled American homes for 323 covers spanning fifty years according to the Norman Rockwell Museum. His work didn't end there. Other magazines and snippets of Americana crept into our living rooms on a periodic basis from World War I up until the time of his death in 1978. Born on February 3, 1894, Norman Rockwell showed an aptitude for art at a young age. At age 14, he enrolled in the Chase Art School and did...
  • Norman Rockwell was wrong about Thanksgiving: Not only about Abundance, also about Freedom

    11/26/2009 6:13:42 PM PST · by HokieMom · 40 replies · 1,470+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 26, 2009 | Chris Stirewalt
    One of the persistent American misunderstandings is that Thanksgiving is about celebrating abundance. Norman Rockwell helped the myth along as much as anyone. In his 1943 series, "The Four Freedoms," the famous "Freedom from Want" painting depicts a smiling grandma hoisting a bird to the table with Uncle Ed there on the left eyeing up a juicy drumstick for himself. *break* When Rockwell painted the happy clan, all grinning at the prospect of a big feed, America was an economically depressed nation struggling through a two-front world war. Grandma had to empty out her ration book to lay out even...
  • Norman Rockwell: The Original King of the Photoshop

    10/29/2009 1:34:25 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 80 replies · 8,989+ views
    gizmodo.com ^ | Oct 23 2009 | Wilson Rothman
    Back when Norman Rockwell ruled Saturday evenings, Adobe wasn't even a gleam in some nerd's eye, but a new book shows that the painter was, nevertheless, a photoshop god. Very few Gizmodo readers were even born when Rockwell painted his last Saturday Evening Post cover, but we all know them. You hear that name and suddenly you can picture those overly detailed, cartoonishly dramatic but ultimately kinda corny depictions of American life. Well, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera, written and compiled by Ron Schick, has given me immense newfound respect for the man, for the meticulous photography, the real people...
  • NORMAN ROCKWELL'S O, AMERICA

    10/14/2009 4:37:17 PM PDT · by ForGod'sSake · 53 replies · 1,725+ views
    You Tube ^ | Oct. 14, 2009 | Yours Truly
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  • Stolen Painting Found With Steven Spielberg

    03/03/2007 5:48:33 AM PST · by Puppage · 162 replies · 3,514+ views
    WNBC Television ^ | 3/3/2007 | Puppage
    LOS ANGELES -- A Norman Rockwell painting stolen from a suburban St. Louis gallery more than three decades ago has turned up in Steven Spielberg's art collection, the FBI announced Friday. Rockwell's "Russian Schoolroom" was nabbed during a late-night burglary in Clayton, Mo., on June 25, 1973. The Oscar-winning filmmaker purchased the painting in 1989 from a legitimate dealer and didn't know it was stolen until his staff spotted its image last week on an FBI Web site listing stolen works of art, the bureau said in a statement After Spielberg's staff brought it to the attention of authorities, an...
  • The Purloined Rockwell - Stolen in St. Louis in '73. Found today -- on Steven Spielberg's wall

    03/02/2007 8:49:58 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 90 replies · 2,305+ views
    riverfronttimes.com ^ | February 28, 2007 | Kristen Hinman
    Excerpt - Academy Award-winning director and producer Steven Spielberg has turned over to federal authorities Russian Schoolroom, a 1967 oil on canvas by Norman Rockwell that was filched from a Clayton art gallery in 1973, according to the FBI. No charges have been filed in the case, and federal officials say they have no evidence that Spielberg knew the painting had been stolen when he purchased it in 1989. "It appears that he is an innocent buyer," says St. Louis-based FBI agent Frank Brostrom, a member of the agency's Art Crime Team, who initiated the investigation. Spielberg is an avid...
  • REAGAN BY ROCKWELL

    12/07/2006 4:15:46 AM PST · by 7thson · 41 replies · 2,238+ views
    I was looking at some of Norman Rockwell's drawings on the web and came across this one of Ronald Reagan. I have never seen this one before and I thought I would share it with everyone on FR. Since Norman Rockwell passed away in 1978, this must have been done around the time Reagan was governor of California.
  • 'Hidden' Rockwell sold for Ł7.9m[$15.4M]

    12/01/2006 7:58:54 AM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 81 replies · 2,197+ views
    BBC ^ | 01 Dec 2006 | BBC
    The original of a Norman Rockwell painting found behind a fake wall has fetched a record $15.4m (Ł7.9m). Breaking Home Ties by the US artist was first sold to cartoonist Donald Trachte in 1960 for $900 when the two were neighbours in Vermont. But Mr Trachte made a replica of the painting and hid the genuine piece in a cavity in his studio. The original was discovered by Mr Trachte's sons after he died last year and sold at Sotheby's in New York. In April, David and Donald Trachte Jnr noticed a strange gap in the wall of a room...
  • Well-Known Norman Rockwell Painting Found Behind Fake Wall

    04/06/2006 1:39:43 PM PDT · by WestVirginiaRebel · 59 replies · 2,622+ views
    Fox News ^ | 04-06-06 | WestVirginiaRebel
    STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.-One of Norman Rockwell's most famous paintings was found hidden behind a fake wall in its owner's home, proving that the version the owner had long displayed was a forgery, family members and experts said.They believe that the owner, illustrator Donald Trachte Sr., made the copy of "Breaking Home Ties" himself in the early 1970s, deades after he bought it from Rockwell and made it the centerpiece of his art collection.
  • Rockwell Rocks

    11/16/2001 1:23:54 PM PST · by sola gracia · 8 replies · 337+ views
    World Magazine ^ | November 24, 2001 online edition | Marvin Olasky
    Rockwell rocks! Fashionable art critics once had nothing but disdain for Norman Rockwell, labeling his idealized view of America as "Gee-Gosh-Shucksism." But Rockwell's work is enjoying a resurgence of respect; critics like him again—and even "admit it in polite society" By Marvin Olasky The World Series this fall included three improbable ninth-inning comebacks, but one going on now in New York City is even more unlikely. Manhattan's artists, students, and critics are flocking to the Guggenheim Museum, a shrine to abstract art, and admiring an exhibit, 23 years after his death, of the 20th-century American painter most despised by the ...
  • Seymour Hersh: 'We've Been Taken Over By A Cult'

    01/26/2005 3:53:39 PM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 74 replies · 2,757+ views
    Demcracy Now ^ | 1/26/05 | Amy Goodman
    As the Senate Judiciary Committee voted today on the nomination of Alberto Gonzales for Attorney General, we hear a speech by investigative reporter Seymour Hersh on torture from Guantanamo to Abu Gharib to Vietnam.Hersh is the author of 'Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Gharib.' He spoke last month at the Wise Free Synagogue in New York.'The amazing thing is that we have been taken over by a cult of eight or nine neo-conservatives that have somehow grapped the government.' 'Just how and why they did it so efficiently, we will have to wait for much later...