A painting Rockwell achieved great glory for. The setting is in the American south, fifty years ago. Ruby bridges being escorted to an all white school, one of the first accounts of school integrations in America.
Norman Rockwell initially considered himself nothing but a commercial illustrator. Although, he burdens much insecurity, he taped into a realm of art that was of a unique nature. His paintings and portraits not only portrayed the beauties in the world but told stories of struggle, and joy. What initial reeled me into Norman Rockwell’s art was his painting of Ruby Bridges. I was first introduced to the piece in high school and fell in love with his art ever since.
this site is a detailed timeline of Norman Rockwell’s life. It gives the
reader a greater understanding of who Rockwell was as a person, which
in turn allows one to have a greater understanding of his work.