Norman Rockwell

American painter and illustrator (1894–1978)

Norman Percevel Rockwell (February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978) was an American painter. He was born in New York City. During 40 years Rockwell drew the cover pages of The Saturday Evening Post. He died of emphysema in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.[1] The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge owns much of his work.

Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell, c. 1921
Norman Percevel Rockwell

(1894-02-03)February 3, 1894
DiedNovember 8, 1978(1978-11-08) (aged 84)
EducationNational Academy of Design
Art Students League
Known forPainting, illustration
Notable workWillie Gillis
Rosie the Riveter
Four Freedoms
The Problem We All Live With
AwardsPresidential Medal of Freedom

He is well known for the set of paintings called the Four Freedoms - four pictures of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, called: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want and Freedom from Fear.[2]

Other famous paintings are



  1. "Norman Rockwell". Biography. Retrieved October 8, 2017.
  2. "Four Freedoms". The National Archives. Retrieved October 8, 2017.