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Window Washer by Norman Rockwell

Window Washer by Norman Rockwell
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September 17, 1960 Issue of The Saturday Evening Post


Window Washer, a Norman Rockwell painting , appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post published September 17, 1960. This is another timeless favorite of Rockwell collectors, a classic for all the ages.

This painting was Rockwell's 311th overall out of 322 total paintings that were published on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post. Rockwell's career with the Post spanned 47 years, from his first cover illustration, Boy With Baby Carriage in 1916 to his last, Portrait of John F. Kennedy, in 1963.

This was also the fourth cover for The Post in 1960. In 1960, there were six Norman Rockwell Saturday Evening Post covers published.

The original oil on canvas painting, 45 x 42 inches or 114.5 x 106.5 cm, is part of a private collection.

This painting also appears in four Rockwell commentary books. It appears:

  • on page 83 of Norman Rockwell by Karal Ann Marling,
  • on page 17 of Norman Rockwell's America by Christopher Finch,
  • as illustration 569 of Norman Rockwell: Artist and Illustrator by Thomas Buechner and
  • on page 227 of Norman Rockwell, A Definitive Catalogue by Laurie Norton Moffatt.

Four studies also appear in the Norman Rockwell Catalogue on pages 227 and 228.

Two of the photographs used in the composition of the painting, as well as a full color reproduction of the magazine cover, appear on page 193 of Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera by Ron Schick .

Pristine original copies of this magazine cover sell for respectable sums on eBay, when it is offered. And to think it only cost fifteen cents originally! And it was mint condition then, too.




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Norman Rockwell loved telling stories with his paintings.

This painting was no different.

We can see inside the office of this executive. He is is dictating a letter to his secretary. She is dutifully taking down his every word in shorthand.

She happens to glance up to the window behind her boss. Big mistake.

The guy washing the window catches her eye. He winks at her.

Now her thoughts are not on her work.

She has missed several sentences of her boss's letter. She will have to ask him to repeat some of what she missed.

She had better not look up at that guy again or she might have a bigger problem.


The September 17, 1960 Saturday Evening Post cover by Norman Rockwell entitled Window Washer

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Norman Rockwell's Window Washer (1960)
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Norman Rockwell Quotes:


I'll never have enough time to paint all the pictures I'd like to.

No man with a conscience can just bat out illustrations. He's got to put all his talent and feeling into them!

Some people have been kind enough to call me a fine artist. I've always called myself an illustrator. I'm not sure what the difference is. All I know is that whatever type of work I do, I try to give it my very best. Art has been my life.

Right from the beginning, I always strived to capture everything I saw as completely as possible.

The secret to so many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure. So, you see, they're always looking ahead to something new and exciting. The secret is not to look back.

I can take a lot of pats on the back. I love it when I get admiring letters from people. And, of course, I'd love it if the critics would notice me, too.

You must first spend some time getting your model to relax. Then you'll get a natural expression.

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