105 – Outward Bound (The Stay at Homes)

Table of Contents 1. Audio Read Audio Transcript PETER ROCKWELL: This picture, from 1927 is called “The Stay at Homes.” The boy wears a sailor suit, but is too young to go off the sea. His sea captain grandfather is too old. Both of them must stay at home, and look off at the ship in the distance. This picture …

104 – The Law Student

Table of Contents 1. Audio Read Audio Transcript PETER ROCKWELL: By 1927, the Saturday Evening Post was able to publish covers in full color. Notice the bright touches of red here. My father wanted to catch your eye and lead you into the center of the picture, to the young man’s face. This cover is called “The Law Student,” and …

103 – No Swimming

Table of Contents 1. Audio Read Audio Transcript PETER ROCKWELL: These three boys and their dog are on the run, after being caught skinny-dipping. My father cropped off the image and used the strong black lines of the border to freeze the moment, as if the boys were running out of the page itself. In 1921, before my father began …

102 – Road Led Through the Passes of the Hills

< Back to Exhibition Table of Contents 1. Audio Read Audio Transcript PETER ROCKWELL: In this painting from 1914, a wagon train makes its way through the wilderness. There’s no trail to follow, but they do have someone who knows the way. The lone man in the dark hat is Daniel Boone. The travelers are heading from Clinch, Virginia to …

101 – Daniel Boone

< Back to Exhibition Table of Contents 1. Audio Read Audio Transcript PETER ROCKWELL: My father painted this image of Daniel Boone in 1914, when he was only twenty years old. Here, we see the famous hunter and frontiersman in his fringed buckskin suit, and wide-brimmed hat, cradling a long rifle. Boys’ Life magazine was publishing a story about Daniel …

153 – Freedom from Fear

Table of Contents 1. Audio 2. Video 3. Explore the Story 4. Cultural Connections * Note: audio repeated for all Four Freedoms paintings [wpex more=”Read Audio Transcript” less=”Hide Audio Transcript”] PETER ROCKWELL: These four classic images were created as a wartime series called “The Four Freedoms.” Many people first saw them in the Saturday Evening Post. Others saw them as …

152 – Freedom from Want

Table of Contents 1. Audio 2. Video 3. Explore the Story 4. Cultural Connections * Note: audio repeated for all Four Freedoms paintings [wpex more=”Read Audio Transcript” less=”Hide Audio Transcript”] PETER ROCKWELL: These four classic images were created as a wartime series called “The Four Freedoms.” Many people first saw them in the Saturday Evening Post. Others saw them as …

151 – Freedom of Worship

Table of Contents 1. Audio 2. Video 3. Explore the Story 4. Cultural Connections * Note: audio repeated for all Four Freedoms paintings [wpex more=”Read Audio Transcript” less=”Hide Audio Transcript”] PETER ROCKWELL: These four classic images were created as a wartime series called “The Four Freedoms.” Many people first saw them in the Saturday Evening Post. Others saw them as …

150 – Freedom of Speech

Table of Contents 1. Audio 2. Video 3. Explore the Story 4. Cultural Connections * Note: audio repeated for all Four Freedoms paintings [wpex more=”Read Audio Transcript” less=”Hide Audio Transcript”] PETER ROCKWELL: These four classic images were created as a wartime series called “The Four Freedoms.” Many people first saw them in the Saturday Evening Post. Others saw them as …

119 – Triple Self Portrait

Table of Contents 1. Audio 2. Video 3. Explore the Story 4. Cultural Connections [wpex more=”Read Audio Transcript” less=”Hide Audio Transcript”] [ROCKWELL/ART COLLEGE ADDRESS] He said, “You’re Norman Rockwell, aren’t you?” And of course I was just tickled to death that they recognized me (laughs) [PETER ROCKWELL] My father painted himself for the cover of the Saturday Evening Post in …