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Norman Rockwell 1958, by Yousuf Karsh. "To make a significant photo of someone, you have to know a great deal about them – their accomplishments, station in life or contribution to their fellow man. All this information and observation plays an important part so that the photographer can make a sensitive image. I always read a great deal about the person I’m going to photograph. I imbue myself with their contribution to the world."
Norman Percevel Rockwell (1894-1978) was a 20th-century American painter and illustrator. His works enjoy a broad popular appeal in the United States for their reflection of American culture. He is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life scenarios he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine for more than four decades. He is also noted for his work for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA); producing covers for their publication Boys' Life, calendars, and other illustrations.
Norman Rockwell created the scenes of iconic American culture during the 1950's. Images of The Runaway, The First Date, and many covers of The Saturday Evening Post have become symbols of the American experience. Baila Miller explains the background of this artist, and how society has reacted to his pleasant artwork.