NORMAN ROCKWELL - DOCUMENT SIGNED 11/30/1951 - HFSID 29882
Sale Price $450.00
In 1951, Rockwell signed this document to amend his life insurance policy so that his wife Mary could be paid his insurance benefits in one lump sum. Ironically, Mary would die two years after this document was signed, and Norman would survive her by 25 years.
Document signed "Norman Rockwell" in black ink with signatures of two The Travelers Insurance Company representatives in black ink and notations near bottom of page in unknown hand in blue ink. 1 page, 8x10¼. Hartford, Connecticut, Nov. 30, 1951. Rockwell signed this document to amend his life insurance policy, policy no 1874445, with Travelers. He wanted his second wife Mary to be able to get his remaining life insurance benefits in one lump sum after he died. In a cruel twist of irony, Mary died two years after this document was signed. Rockwell (1894-1978) is an American artist and illustrator best known for his realistic and humorous scenes of small town life in America. He painted over 300 covers for the Saturday Evening Post from 1916 to 1965 after beginning his career at age 18 as an illustrator for Boy's Life. His art, drawn with attention to detail, had an air of simplicity and sentimentality. Rockwell's 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. Rockwell published his autobiography, Norman Rockwell, My Adventures as an Illustrator, in 1960. Lightly toned, soiled and creased. Horizontal creases near top left corner and near center of page. Two tears at top of page. Seven pinholes in upper left corner. Letter has been folded in three and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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