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NORMAN ROCKWELL - BOOK SIGNED - HFSID 272463

Copy of The Norman Rockwell Storybook, signed by the American artist on a blank page Book signed: "sincerely/Norman/Rockwell" on first blank flyleaf, 56p, 9¼x¼, hardcover. The Norman Rockwell Storybook, Told by Jan Wahl, Windmill Books/Simon and Schuster, New York: 1969.

Sale Price $357.00

Reg. $420.00

Condition: Lightly creased, Lightly soiled, otherwise fine condition
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NORMAN ROCKWELL
Copy of The Norman Rockwell Storybook, signed by the American artist on a blank page
Book signed: "sincerely/Norman/Rockwell" on first blank flyleaf, 56p, 9¼x¼, hardcover. The Norman Rockwell Storybook, Told by Jan Wahl, Windmill Books/Simon and Schuster, New York: 1969. First Printing. Features 24 full-color reproductions of Rockwell paintings accompanying 20 stories by Wahl. In the year this book was published, Rockwell and his third wife, Molly, founded the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Noted American artist/illustrator Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) is best known for his realistic and humorous scenes of small town life in America, such as the works reproduced in this book. He painted over 300 covers for the "Saturday Evening Post" (1916-1965) after beginning his career at age 18 as an illustrator for "Boy's Life". Rockwell's art, drawn with attention to detail, had an air of simplicity and sentimentality. His popularity grew because his art seemed to be, for everyday Americans, a mirror-image of real life. His subjects ranged from American Presidents to Mark Twain characters to the man who delivered his mail. Rockwell's work was also published in several other magazines and on numerous calendars, and his paintings portraying "The Four Freedoms" were distributed as morale-builders and to promote the sale of Victory Bonds during WWII. In original dust jacket, which is lightly creased and soiled. Lightly shaded at left edge. Signature page is lightly soiled. Some pages lightly soiled. Fine condition.

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