New-York Tribune from New York, New York on February 15, 1920 · 48
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New-York Tribune from New York, New York · 48

New York, New York
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Sunday, February 15, 1920
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Reproduced by Courtesy of "The Saturday Evening Post ' N? i f r? ? ?\ > i Reproduced by Courtes) o? " 1 he Literarj Digt "VTORMAN ROCKWELL was born in New York. All he has don. since is to grow up, spend a year at the Mamarorreck High School. study at the Art Students League, serve in the navy, get married and paint. The result, at twenty-five, is a hard-earned place m the front rank of American illustration and the co-proprietorship with Booth Tarkinglon of the title o? "The Man Who Marie Kids Famous." Norman Rockwell A hundred years from now, when to-day's clothes and mannerisms will seem quaint and amusing, our sophisticated descendants will want to know just exactly what we were all like back in the dark dawn after the great war. They will dig through the dusty files in their public libraries until they come to a magazine cover or an advertising drawing by Norman Rockwell. Then they will know. For Norman Rockwell paints folks. Not people, or what the studio hounds describe as "genre," but folks?like those we know and see every day. It is this ((Utility in his painting, this simple fashion of seeing the ahveness of people and then of setting it down on canvas with the real talent he has for drawing, that has endeared his work to all America. Out in New Rochelle they call him the Pied Piper. Every boy and girl in the neighborhood covets a chance to pose for him, and on Saturday, when school is over and there's a full day of painting light ahead, the line forms on the right, and they say that, the circulation of the magazines for which he draws his cover designs is 100 per cent saturated in New Rochelle, for every single family buys a copy to see who posed last. ? Jtrm?n llltmyj II Reproduced by Courtesy of "The Country Gentleman"

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