Norman Rockwell Christmas Gallery, Page 3
In Chronological Order: 1930 Through 1939
Norman Rockwell Christmas paintings publication remained incredibly steady during the 1930's.
Several years during this decade, there were several Rockwell's published. Some years, several were even seen on the same publication date.
This is the third page of the chronological list.
Norman Rockwell Christmas Gallery
The decade of the 1930's starts with, of course, the year 1930. During the holiday season of each year, The Saturday Evening Post featured Norman Rockwell Christmas paintings on its covers.
Except for commissions from advertisements and story illustrations, Rockwell mainly published his work on the cover of the Post.
The Norman Rockwell Christmas painting that appeared on the cover of the December ?, 1930 issue of The Saturday Evening Post. shows a scene from Christmas past.
This illustration, Christmas: Knight Looking In Stained Glass Window, depicts a knight standing guard at a Christmas party. He is looking longingly at the revelers enjoying the festivities.
The Norman Rockwell Christmas painting for the next holiday season appeared on the cover of the December 12, 1931 issue of The Saturday Evening Post.
This illustration, Merry Christmas: Concert Trio, continues on the theme of the Christmas party that was started in 1930. This painting shows the musicians and music provided for the party.
Yet another Norman Rockwell Charles Dickens themed paonting appeared on the cover of the December 10, 1932 issue of The Saturday Evening Post.
This illustration, Merrie Christmas: Man with Christmas Goose, shows a jolly man leaving home bound for a celebration.
Rockwell departed from the Dickensian themes of his last few Christmas paintings with the cover of the December 16, 1933 issue of The Saturday Evening Post.
This illustration, Grandfather and Boy on Rocking Horse, shows a grandfather and his grandson enjoying one of the grandson's Christmas presents.
Norman Rockwell returned to painting Dickens characters with the cover of the December 15, 1934 issue of The Saturday Evening Post.
This illustration, Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit (God Bless Us Everyone), shows two of the main characters from Dickens' A Christmas Carol in a pose from the final passages of the book.
Another Norman Rockwell Santa portrait appeared on the cover of the December 21, 1935 issue of The Saturday Evening Post.
This illustration, Christmas: Santa Claus Reading Mail, allows us a glimpse of Santa's pre-Christmas routine. He gets letters by the truckload and reads each and every one.
For the December 19, 1936 Christmas issue of The Saturday Evening Post, Norman Rockwell returned to the idea of the holiday party.
Colonial Couple Under Mistletoe makes use of not only Rockwell's talents as an illustrator, but also showcases a portion of his vintage costume collection.
The painting shows an older couple dancing a Cheistmas jig while decked out in their holiday finery.
Norman Rockwell changed gears again with the cover of the December 25, 1937 issue of The Saturday Evening Post.
This illustration, Christmas: Gramps in Snow, humorously shows an older man who has lost his balance in the snow. His Christmas presents are scattered all around.
Norman Rockwell revisits his Charles Dickens inspired roots with this cover of the December 17, 1938 issue of The Saturday Evening Post.
Merrie Christmas: Man with Christmas Goose is somewhat different from 1932's earlier Man with Christmas Goose. It is also called Muggleston Stagecoach, since the man is waiting to catch the coach.
Santa at the Map, the cover of the December 16, 1939 issue of The Saturday Evening Post, is one of the most loved Norman Rockwell Santa Claus paintings..
This illustration, Extra Good Boys and Girls (Santa on Ladder With Map), shows Santa plotting his course across the globe. Santa has a plan.
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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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