Norman Rockwell: The Saturday Evening Post Boxed Notecards
Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box.
An extraordinarily gifted and beloved illustrator, Norman Rockwell began his career at a fortuitous moment: new massmarket magazines were flourishing, entering the homes of millions of American families. Rockwell (1894–1978) sold more than three hundred covers to The Saturday Evening Post between 1916 and 1967. Each one told a story—in a remarkably concise, detailed, and warmhearted way—about a nation of small towns filled with kind, industrious people engaged in the ordinary activities of life.
Rockwell appears to have been an optimist in his bones—if, as some may say, his art is idealized, if he depicted an America too pleasant to be real, that may simply have been the way he saw things. He remarked in 1976, “I was showing the America I knew and observed to others who might not have noticed.” Rockwell loved humanity and his country, and he expressed his love in superbly wrought images that are as relevant today as they were in his time. The four paintings included in this notecard assortment appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post between 1941 and 1959.
Contains five each of the following notecards:
The Jury, 1959
The Convention (Hat Check Girl), 1941
The Flirts, 1941
Happy Birthday, Miss Jones, 1956