Podcast 63: Norman Rockwell—America’s Favorite Artist

Norman Rockwell, Part One

Although the career of Norman Rockwell, the acclaimed illustrator for the Saturday Evening Post, spanned the twentieth century, his mature period of the 1940s and 1950s is the best known. This podcast, the first of three, discusses how this artist “invented” a traditional old-fashioned America, using modern movie methodology of “directing” his cast of characters to create his iconic “America.”


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