Norman Rockwell: The Saturday Evening Post Notecard Folio
Ten full-color blank notecards (5 each of 2 styles) with envelopes in a decorative folio.
Born in New York City in 1894, Norman Rockwell dropped out of high school, though not for want of brains or discipline: he felt that the study of art would serve him better than a generic education. Rockwell excelled at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Design. In 1916, he sold the first of more than three hundred cover illustrations to The Saturday Evening Post. Rockwell’s association with the Post made him famous and widely loved. The Post could expect to sell an extra quarter-million copies of every issue with a Rockwell cover.
Rockwell employed extraordinary technical proficiency to put forth his gentle, sentimental visions of an idealized small-town America; his paintings tell complex jokes and stories without recourse to the written word. He condensed the best qualities of America into iconic images for the world to enjoy. Leaving a legacy of more than four thousand illustrations, Norman Rockwell died in 1978.