The Lincoln Shrine in Redlands, California, features one original Norman Rockwell painting in its permanent collection.
While not strictly a Norman Rockwell museum, I have included it because it contains a very important original Norman Rockwell painting among its collection.
The sole Norman Rockwell painting in the Museum's collection is The Long Shadow of Lincoln appeared in a story in the February 10, 1945 issue of The Saturday Evening Post.
The Long Shadow of Lincoln, a 54.25 x 41.75 inches or 137.5 x 106 cm oil on canvas, was the illustration accompanying a story by the same name by famous author Carl Sandburg. The article appeared on page 13 of that 1945 issue of The Saturday Evening Post.
An alternate title is Thoughts on Peace on Lincoln's Birthday.
This painting was also reproduced and published in The Norman Rockwell Album and Norman Rockwell, A Definitive Catalogue by Laurie Norton Moffatt.
At almost three and a half feet wide and over four feet tall, this is one of the larger of the original Norman Rockwell paintings.
In addition to this treasure, the Shrine also has many other exhibits and artifacts from Mr. Lincoln's life. Another focus of the Shrine is the American Civil War. The Shrine has many interesting artifacts from that tumultuous period of America's history, including saddles, weapons and publications..
This memorial to Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War is definitely worth a visit, especially with an original Norman Rockwell painting..
About The Lincoln Shrine
The Abraham Lincoln Memorial Shrine is open Tuesday thru Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., except holidays.
Groups of 15 or more should call ahead also.
Admission is free.
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After scouring the nation for every Norman Rockwell Museum,
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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