Fun fact -- it was 93 years ago today, on May 20, 1916, when the Saturday Evening Post published the very first painting by Norman Rockwell on the cover of their magazine. It was called Boy With A Baby Carriage. Norman Rockwell was just eighteen-years-old at the time and the painting made him an instant success. One interesting fact is that Rockwell used one boy, Billy Paine, to model as all three boys in the painting.
It's silly, but when I think of Norman Rockwell, the movie Funny Farm comes to mind. That's one of my all-time favorite movies. There's a part near the end when Elizabeth Farmer asks the townsfolk to look and act like the people on the covers of the SEP painted by Norman Rockwell. Even the cover of the movie itself was designed to look like one of Rockwell's paintings. I love Norman Rockwell's work. His everyday scenes of American life are etched in our minds forever. His work was featured on 321 covers of the Saturday Evening Post. My favorite painting of his is Girl At The Mirror. It came out in 1954. I loved that one and could relate to it. A friend of mine had a framed print of it on her bedroom wall -- so cool.
How about you -- do you have a favorite Rockwell painting?