First Ever Exhibition of Norman Rockwell’s Original Works on View at the Dulwich Picture Gallery

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LONDON.- Norman Rockwell was America’s best known and best-loved illustrator for over six decades of the 20th century. Astonishingly prolific, he is best-known for the 322 covers he created for the Saturday Evening Post; but he painted countless other magazine illustrations and advertisements, capturing images of everyday American life with a humour and power of observation that spoke directly to the public, whose love for his work never wavered. These good-natured, often very funny, occasionally sweetly sentimental images picturing America as he wished it to be, rather than as it perhaps was, gave rise to an adjective, ‘Rockwellesque’, which in some critics’ minds became something of a dirty word. But his output was not all