Norman Rockwell Biography
(Painter & Illustrator)
Birthday: February 3, 1894 (Aquarius)
Born In: New York, New York, United States
Norman Perceval Rockwell was an American artist—a painter and an illustrator. His work was an artistic depiction of the American culture and spirit of its people - he was inspired by the ideas of civil rights, poverty, national events, international events and space exploration. Most of his career was spent illustrating for the ‘Saturday Evening Post’, a collaboration that continued for around 47 years and resulted in 321 magnificent covers. Apart from the Post, Rockwell also worked for other publications like ‘Look’, ‘Peoples Popular Monthly’, ‘Life Magazine’, ‘The Literary Digest’, etc. He successfully created 4,000 illustrations and paintings in his career. Some of his iconic works include—1927 celebration of Charles Lindbergh's crossing of the Atlantic, Neil Armstrong's left foot on the surface of the moon after the successful moon landing, the ‘Four Freedom’ series during World War II, etc. Apart from illustrating for magazines and publications, Rockwell took classes at the Otis College of Art and Design, penned down his autobiography, ‘My Adventures as an Illustrator’, and did portraits of personalities like, President Kennedy, Nixon, Johnson, Jawaharlal Nehru, etc.