Star Tribune from Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 10, 1978 · Page 5
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Star Tribune from Minneapolis, Minnesota · Page 5

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Friday, November 10, 1978
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An unfinished painting was on the easel In Norman Rockwall's Stockbridge.'Mass., studio Thursday. Norman Rockwell death saddens townsfolk Copynaht I960. Ctiftii Pubtahing Co. A Rockwell self-portrait within a self-portrait depicted the graying, bespectacled artist painting a younger version of himself. "I paint life as I would want it to be," he said. By George Esper Associated Press Sttclbridge, Mass. Townspeople who posed for artist Norman Rockwell said Thursday his drawings of Americana illustrated his own life: plaint unassuming, kindly- The people of the western Massachusetts town of Stockbridge awoke yesterday to learn that their friend and neighbor had died late Wednesday night, at 84, at his home in Stock-bridge. "I'm very sad," said Marty Salva-dore, a 32-year-old insurance agent Salvadore had posed for Rockwell while in grammar school and later as a college student for a 1966 Peace Corps illustration that appeared in Look magazine. "He was a lot of fun. He made you try to understand what be was trying to paint He was more or less an adopted son. The town treasured him like a jewel," Salvadore said. In Arlington, Vt, where Rockwell lived for 14 years before moving to Stockbridge, residents paused in their chores to recall the popular artist best known for bis cover illustrations of small-town life for the Saturday Evening Post Arlington people, too, said they would remember Rockwell, not for his worldwide fame as an illustrator but for his neighborliness. Carl Hess, 72, wiped tears from his eyes as he went about his work in the damp chill of his garage. Hess keeps copies of the artist's magazine covers in a glass case next to collections of dusty tires and rusted wheels. Hess, who used to service Rockwell's car, was depicted in a Rockwell painting entitled "Freedom of Speech" as standing up at a New England town meeting. Stockbridge Police Chief William J. Obanhein, 54, appeared in several of Rockwell's illustrations, including one of President John F. Kennedy's inauguration. ,. "He didn't like the looks of the Secret Service man standing behind President Kennedy," recalled Obanhein, "so he took him out and put me in. He was just a regular guy who lived down the street and loved kids." Ironically, six years later, folksinger Arlo Guthrie would make Obanhein famous as a model for the laughably self-important "Officer Oble" of his satiric "Alice's Restaurant" an anti-authoritarian song popular with the rebellious young of the 1960s. Rockwell would call that generation "the very best we have produced, long hair and all." In the 1960s, Rockwell himself exhibited a strong social conscience, commenting on canvas on civil rights, the Vietnam War, poverty and the threatened environment. David Wood, director of the Old Corner House Museum housing six decades of Rockwell's works, said Rockwell moved to Massachusetts in 1953 because his second wife, Mary, needed medical attention not available in Vermont. Over 1,000 unclaimed storage, estate and trade-in garments. SOME ARE LIKE NEW! Included are mink, fox, raccoon, muskrat and more ... all at a fraction of their original cost. . FU.v.,yiblUCk FlMJ 332-4321 llll 3rd Ave. N. at 1st St., Mpl. Daily 9:30a.m. to 6p.m. II II . , II II Sat.'UII S Open Mon. Eve. 'TIN 8, Sun., 12-8 Jill Mary died in 1959, and Rockwell .married Molly Punderson, now an 82-year-old retired school teacher who survives him along with three sons from his second marriage. Rockwell's last published work was an illustration showing a happy birthday ribbon tied around the Liberty Bell on the cover of the July 1976 American Artist magazine in honor of the American Bicentennial. saps? Standard Features Front disc brakes Four-wheel independent suspension Fully synchronized four-speed transmission Rack and pinion steering Front wheel drive Michelin steel-belted radials Front bucket seats Side window defogging outlets Factory applied undercoating Factory applied rustproofmg Hi MS -eottfrr fcv tin-roc 1979 Price 1891 RENAULT LE CAR RENAULT LE CAR EQUIPMENT: BASE MODEL STANDARD At a time when most small cars are giv-J ing you less and less for more and more, Le Car is doing just the opposite. You get more standard features, more room, more performance and more of the big car ride you wouldn't expect from a small car. Chances are you'll get more satis- faction too. Because in 4 recent surveys, 'f. owner satisfaction for Le Car was 2 rated an amazingly high 95. yf I V Moreover. Le Car rives rlX l W mm) you all this for less money. It's priced $303 less than Fiesta. $443 less than the Toyota Corolla 1600 Deluxe. 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