THE BEST OF
SELECTED BY THOMAS ROCKWELL
A CELEBRATION OF LIFE
BY AMERICA'S FAVORITE ILLUSTRATOR
Oversized Hardback book with Dust Jacket
136 pages LOADED with color photos
Copyright © 1988 Estate of Norman Rockwell
" In this book, Tom Rockwell, a writer and the second of the artist's three sons, presents a
fresh, uncommonly faithful retrospective of his father's work.
From his unique vantage point, the author introduces us to the private as well as the
celebrated public Rockwell, from whose heart and hand sprang art that has captured the
affection and admiration of generations of Americans. "
" In choosing images for this book, Tom Rockwell reviewed the full range of his father's work-
oil paintings, watercolors, and even drawings.
Some of these were never widely published and can now be seen for the first time in many
years, and many of the images shown here were photographed from the original art works so
that they could be reproduced with the greatest possible fidelity. "
" During a career that spanned nearly sixty years, Norman Rockwell created more than 520
magazine covers and thousands of commercial illustrations.
Here are some of the finest, from a 1914 illustration for Boy's Life to an
oil painting reproduced by Look in 1971.
You'll see works by the public Rockwell, whose illustrations were so popular that
The Saturday Evening Post could sell a quarter of a million additional copies
whenever one of his cover illustrations hit the newsstands.
And you'll see the private Rockwell in the warm, humorous sketches he made for his family and
" Norman Rockwell once said that he depicted life "as I would like it to be," and his keen
observations and artistic gifts enabled him to realize that vision in every illustration.
To view the best of Norman Rockwell is, however briefly, to inhabit that world. "
1910 to 1920
The 1950s and 1960s "
This book is in very good to excellent condition with only minor edgewear.
The dust jacket is worn around the edges.
There is also a clear plastic cover over the dust jacket with the title " Norman Rockwell "
written in gold letters.
This plastic cover has some scratches, a small tear at the binding edge, and is
No torn or ripped pages.
No markings or writing.