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बुधवार, फ़रवरी 03, 2010

Norman Rockwell on Google, Norman Rockwell Birthday, Biography

Google is celebrating Norman Rockwell's birthday with a new doodle, dedicated to the painting of him.

Norman Rockwell was an American painter of 20th century. He was born on Feb 3, 1894 and died on Nov 8, 1978. Rockwell is most famous for his work in art and literature, specially those appeared in The Saturday Evening Post magazine over more than four decades.

Rockwell is best known for his works such as Willie Gillis series, Rosie the Riveter, Saying Grace (1951), and the Four Freedoms series. He painted Four Freedoms series, inspired by a speech made by Franklin D. Roosevelt, during World War II.

The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts is enriched with his rare collection of his paintings. It includes 574 original paintings and drawings of Norman Rockwell.

He purposely painted one less Saturday Evening Post cover than his idol, JC Leyendcker, 324 and painted for the humor Life, St. Nicholas, Boys Life, Youth’s Companion, Literary Digest, American Weekly and ads and poster work for Budweiser, Fisk, Crest, Interwoven, Edison, Boy Scouts, Jell-o, 20th Century Fox, RKO, and many others. No other illustrator remains in the public eye through calendars, reprints, monographs, and collectibles as does Rockwell.

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