hi Norman!

how to paint by photograph – courtesy of Open Culture

Toronto. As a kid I loved reading back issues of the Saturday Evening Post while waiting at Nels MaGee’s for my bi-weekly hair cut.  Most exciting to me was when the cover used a Norman Rockwell painting.

The web site, Open Culture, back on February 9th of this year printed an article “How Norman Rockwell Used Photographs to Create His Famous Paintings: See Side-by-Side Comparisons” showing that Rockwell’s ideas of American life existed only in his mind and that his famous paintings often originated from meticulously posed photos and ‘street scenes’.

Just another American gem uncovered by good friend George Dunbar in his pursuit of photographic history via the internet. Thanks for sharing, George!

This entry was posted in history and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.