Norman Rockwell: Doctor and Doll, Rare, Lithograph 1929

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Doctor and Doll

By Master Artist Norman Rockwell extremely rare art print lithograph , 1929

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Doctor and Doll by Norman Rockwell in March 9, 1929 , This is a vintage authentic and original (not a photocopy, replica or facsimile) art print in lithograph from rare art book, in very good condition with full plate impression. Print mounted on card-stock with adhesive along edges with nice margins, this copy of the masterpiece is very suitable for framing. extremely scarce and rare, an illustrated introduction by Christopher Finch, first printing, collectible, 1978.

Description: Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) is remembered for his heartwarming illustrations of American life that appeared on covers of the "Saturday Evening Post" magazine for many decades. Marked by nostalgia and moral fortitude, the paintings remain popular with collectors. When people use the expression "as American as apple pie" they could just as well say as American as a Norman Rockwell painting. Rockwell produced cover paintings for the Saturday Evening Post, a major magazine of its day, for several decades. In the process he became nationally renowned. His nostalgic vision and eye for detail brought him enormous popularity. "He created a moral myth in which people were reassured of their own essential goodness," art critic Arthur C. Danto told Allison Adato of Life magazine. "And that is a very powerful thing." Film director Steven Spielberg remarked to Adato, "Growing up, we always subscribed to the Post. He [Rockwell] saw an America of such pride and self-worth. My vision is very similar to his, for the most part because of him." . Summers in the Country : Rockwell was born on February 3, 1894, in New York City. His father worked for a textile firm, starting as office boy and eventually moving up to manager of the New York office. His parents were very religious and the young Rockwell was a choir boy. Until he was about 10 years old the family spent its summers in the country, staying at farms that took in boarders. Rockwell recalled in his autobiography My Adventures as an Illustrator, "I have no bad memories of my summers in the country," and noted that his recollections "all together form[ed] an image of sheer blissfulness." He believed that these summers "had a lot to do with what I painted later on." Rockwell enjoyed drawing at an early age and soon decided he wanted to be an artist. During his freshman year in high school, he also attended the Chase School on Saturdays to study art. Later that year he attended Chase twice a week. Halfway through his sophomore year, he quit high school and went full time to art school. Started at Bottom in Art School ; Rockwell enrolled first in the National Academy School and then attended the Art Students League. Because he was so dedicated and solemn when working at his art, he related in his autobiography, he was nicknamed "The Deacon" by the other students. In his first class with a live model, the location of his easel was not the best. The nude young woman was lying on her side and all Rockwell could see was her feet and rear end. So that is what he drew. Rockwell noted that, as Donald Walton wrote in his book A Rockwell Portrait, "he started his career in figure drawing from the bottom up." At the Art Students League, Rockwell had two teachers who had a significant influence on him: George Bridgeman, a teacher of draftsmanship, and Thomas Fogarty, a teacher of illustration. Besides their expert instruction, Walton wrote, they conveyed their "enthusiasm about illustration." While still at the school, Fogarty sent Rockwell to a publisher, w he got a job illustrating a children's book. He next received an assignment from Boys' Life magazine. The editor liked his work and continued to give him illustration assignments. Eventually Rockwe...