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These two were looking at ‘The Golden Rule’ painting which appeared on the April 1, 1961 cover of The Saturday Evening Post.

It was a cold and blustery day at the Crocker Art Museum but the Norman Rockwell exhibit was warming many hearts. It remained a great show, though there were fewer paintings than I had seen at the Rockwell exhibition back in 2000 in San Diego. The best part was sharing it with fellow artists Nikhil, Ashley & Erica. What continues to stand out the most to me is not only Norman’s attention to the craft of painting but also his stunning compositions. More on that later. Here are a few sketches I did and some fun pics of us at the exhibit.


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On Saturday January 5, I am going to the Norman Rockwell exhibit at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. I invite any and all to join me. I will be bringing my sketch book and possibly my small watercolor set. The Crocker opens at 10, I plan on getting an early start at 10:30, basking in and sketching Norm’s work till noonish, lunch at the Crocker Cafe, then back for a last look at my favorites and head for home by 2. Norman’s storytelling, the clear personality and body language of his subjects, is nothing short of a delight. So come find me up on the third floor with Norm, what a great way to start the new year!

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On view on the Museum’s third floor.

This exhibition celebrates the full range of Norman Rockwell’s artwork, including rarely circulated works from the collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Included in the presentation are original oil paintings of some of his most famous illustrations, drawings, war bond posters, and numerous covers that Rockwell created forThe Saturday Evening Post over nearly five decades. In addition to the artworks on view, personal correspondence and archival photographs offer insight into the life of one of the country’s most beloved illustrators.

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