Saturday, July 4, 2009

Typical America

At the Parade by Norman Rockwell

"Without thinking too much about it,
I was showing the America I knew to
others who might not have noticed.
My fundamental purpose is to interpret
The Typical American.
I am a storyteller."
—Norman Rockwell

Singing in Church by Norman Rockwell

Home From Camp by Norman Rockwell

Birthday Party by Norman Rockwell

Family Reunion by Norman Rockwell

I'm glad to be a typical American!

"Critics insist Norman Rockwell was painting an ideal instead of reflecting a reality. Rockwell himself knew America was all about ideals. He saw his task: to remind us who we are, and what we aspire to be. That was . . . and is . . . Rockwell's America."
—Brian Williams, NBC Nightly News


marta said...

so cute. you always know how to weave together old fashioned photos to say exactly what you mean. a good tribute to the good life!

kenju said...

He has always been one of my favorite artists.