Norman Rockwell And The Country Gentleman
The Country Gentleman featured Norman Rockwell paintings on its cover a total of 34 times. Rockwell's art first appeared on the cover on August 25, 1917.
Over the next five years, readers were treated to his paintings on average almost every other month. Sometimes, readers were able to enjoy Rockwell illustrations on back to back issues. The first image portrayed the "before" scene and the second portrayed the "after" scene. These "2 parters" were very popular.
Here is our list of The Country Gentleman covers by Norman Rockwell.
Norman Rockwell Country Gentleman Covers
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Here is our list of The Country Gentleman magazine covers painted by Norman Rockwell. Each clickable link will connect you with a page dedicated to the Norman Rockwell art cover. Each page includes a scan and commentary. Enjoy.
- August 25, 1917 - Cousin Reginald Goes To The Country
- September 8, 1917 - Cousin Reginald Goes in Swimming
- October 6, 1917 - Cousin Reginald Goes Fishing
- November 3, 1917 - Cousin Reginald Plays Pirates
- November 17, 1917 - Cousin Reginald Is Cut Out
- December 1, 1917 - Cousin Reginald Catches the Thanksgiving Turkey
- December 22, 1917 - Cousin Reginald Under The Mistletoe
- January 19, 1918 - Cousin Reginald Plays Tickly Bender (Boys Ice Skating)
- February 9, 1918 - Cousin Reginald Spells Peloponnesus (Spelling Bee)
- April 6, 1918 - School Play
- April 26, 1919 - The Fishing Trip, They'll Be Coming Back Next Week
- May 3, 1919 - The Catch
- June 14, 1919 - One More Week Of School And Then...
- June 21, 1919 - Vacation!
- August 16, 1919 - Two Boys on an Elephant
- November 15, 1919 - Foller the Leader (Boys Walking Fence Rail)
- December 27, 1919 - Four Boys on a Sled
- February 7, 1920 - Shadow Artist
- February 28, 1920 - Skating Race
- May 8, 1920 - But Wait Til Next Week (Boys Smoking)
- May 15, 1920 - Retribution
- June 19, 1920 - Hey Fellers Come On In (Swimming Hole)
- July 31, 1920 - Organ Grinder
- December 18, 1920 - Christmas
- February 19, 1921 - Gramps Skating
- April 23, 1921 - Man with Lantern
- June 4, 1921 - Bully Before
- June 11, 1921 - Bully After
- July 2, 1921 - Old Veteran and Boy (The 4th)
- October 22, 1921 - Man Playing Violin (Halloween)
- November 19, 1921 - The Wishbone (Thanksgiving)
- December 17, 1921 - A Drum For Tommy (Santa with Drum)
Advertisements Appearing in The Country Gentleman
Here is an overview of Norman Rockwell and The Country Gentleman.
Advertisers knew that Norman Rockwell's paintings would get their message across. His illustrations have always reached readers on a different level than the ad copy. Rockwell's art was able to reach his audience on an emotional level.
Norman Rockwell art appeared in advertisements in The Country Gentleman only 5 times. This suggests that the companies advertising in this magazine did not realize the pursuasive punch Rockwell could add.
The following dates are issues of The Country Gentleman magazine containing advertisements featuring Norman Rockwell paintings.
For more details, see the complete list of Norman Rockwell advertising art.
- March 3, 1923
- March 1, 1924
- October 1925
- November 1925
- December 1930
- September 12, 1949
Article Illustrations Appearing in The Country Gentleman
Norman Rockwell loved illustrating magazine articles. He felt that he had the freedom to paint any passage from the story he wanted.
Norman Rockwell illustrated over 100 stories for magazines during his career. Only three appeared in The Country Gentleman. All three were commentaries on the cover for that issue.
- August 25, 1917 - Cousin Reginald Introduction
- May 3, 1919 - The Catch Commentary
- June 21, 1919 - Vacation! Commentary
Do you have a personal story about this painting? Do you know the model personally? Do you have a different take on the commentary?
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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