NORMAN ROCKWELL - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/24/1947 - HFSID 288364
Sale Price $680.00
He responds to a fan's question about a "Post" issue. Adding "I know that I haven't one available. A few years ago I had a fire which completely destroyed my studio and with it went about all of my sketches, books and pictures."
Typed Letter signed: "Norman Rockwell", 1 page, 5½x6½. Arlington, Vermont, 1947 February 24. To Mr. Openshaw. In full: "I'm so glad that you are enjoying my book and I appreciate your writing me about it. I can't tell you where to obtain a copy of the 'Poet' issue that you want but might suggest that you get one from the Public Library or perhaps some second-hand magazine store. I know that I haven't one available. A few years ago I had a fire which completely destroyed my studio and with it went about all of my sketches, books and pictures. Withing you success with your painting, I am- Sincerely," Norman 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. One horizontal mailing crease through center. Otherwise, fine condition.
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