Saturday, July 30, 2016

NORMAN ROCKWELL

 Tom Sawyer Whitewashing the Fence
lithograph - 1936 - detail

 NORMAN ROCKWELL


From an exhibition organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum :

  
In 1935, George Macy, the publisher of the Heritage Press and Limited Editions Club books, invited Norman Rockwell to illustrate Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Rockwell visited Hannibal, Missouri, Twain’s boyhood town, to find authentic details to include in his work. Twain’s vivid descriptions of character, setting and mood were an inspiration to the illustrator, who considered each of the writer’s scenes to be “complete and perfect to the last detail.”


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