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  • Boy Scouts will sell nearly 60 Norman Rockwell works to pay sex-abuse claims

    03/03/2021 6:18:46 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 36 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 2, 2021 | Neil Vigdor
    The association between the Boy Scouts of America and Norman Rockwell spanned more than six decades, yielding dozens of commissioned coming-of-age portraits that evoke virtue, bravery and Americana. But now faced with tens of thousands of sex-abuse claims, the debt-saddled organization is poised to do the unthinkable: Sell its collection of Rockwell’s art.
  • The 'forgotten' Supreme Court decision and its impact on our politics

    09/10/2018 3:16:03 AM PDT · by familyop · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 9, 2018 | Bill Mears
    Amid the current national debate over immigration policies, racial discrimination, LGBTQ rights, and executive power, the anniversary of an important legal and political dispute that has directly shaped that debate will pass quietly, its legacy all but forgotten. In September 1958, sixty years ago next week, the United States Supreme Court finally earned its hard-fought reputation as a co-equal branch of the federal government, in a courtroom drama filled with urgency and uncertainty. For perhaps the first time, the high court put muscle behind its mandate, asserting in unequivocal terms that its interpretation of the Constitution was the "supreme law...

    05/04/2016 7:07:10 AM PDT · by knarf · 20 replies
    self ^ | May 4, 2016 | knarf
    Norman Rockwell has replaced the bald eagle as our national icon In a unanimous vote, Congress passed the "LET'S MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN bill" that names Norman Rockwell as the educator and illustrator for the growth Amaerica HAS seen, and WILL SEE, henceforth
  • GOP Consultant Lays Out Genius Plan To Take Down Trump: 'How Brutus Killed Caesar'

    08/23/2015 8:13:02 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/22/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    The geniuses in the Washington, D.C.- centered GOP establishment have a new plan to take down 2016 Republican frontrunner Donald Trump: Infiltrate his inner circle posing as an ally, then use their fabricated support of him to secretly plot to take him down. But now they all admit: They were wrong, Trump is real, and he has a serious shot at winning this thing. “Just like Humphrey Bogart said in Casablanca, I was misinformed,” Alex Castellanos, one such consultant, said of Trump in an interview with Bloomberg Politics on Friday. “He’s grown. He started off as the anti-Washington candidate, the...
  • Mary Keefe, Model for Rockwell’s ‘Rosie the Riveter,’ Dies at 92

    04/25/2015 3:17:15 AM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies
    NY Times ^ | APRIL 24, 2015 | SAM ROBERTS
    Mary Keefe, a 19-year-old Vermont telephone operator whom her neighbor Norman Rockwell immortalized as his model for the heroine of “Rosie the Riveter,” the World War II feminist anthem that empowered women to leave home and pinch-hit in military plants, died on Tuesday at her home in Simsbury, Conn. She was 92. Her death was confirmed by her daughter Mary Ellen Keefe. Mrs. Keefe was a redhead, like the Rosie who appeared on the cover of the Memorial Day issue of The Saturday Evening Post magazine in 1943, but she had never wielded a rivet gun (not until an appearance...
  • A True Day-Brightener: Baseball and Norman Rockwell (Vanity)

    10/08/2014 11:01:01 AM PDT · by JennysCool · 53 replies
    10/8/2014 | San Francisco Giants
    Baseball games aren't won or lost on one catch, are they? The game between the Nationals and Giants last night just may have been. Hunter Pence of the Giants made a spectacular catch to rob Jayson Werth of the Nationals of an extra-base hit, and this photo became an instant classic. But it's more than a great sports shot. The crowd behind the chain-link watching the catch is pure Norman Rockwell. I think this photo captures the America we love, and would like to have back someday.
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...

    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 ^ | 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...

    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 £7.9m[$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 (£7.9m). 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 ...