The Hero Worshiper by Norman Rockwell
February 5, 1920 Issue of Life Magazine
The Hero Worshiper, this Norman Rockwell painting, appeared on the cover of Life Magazine published February 5, 1920.
Alternate titles for this illustration are Dog Gazing at Boy and Boy Scout Number.
This was the eighteenth cover by Rockwell to appear on Life Magazine. A Rockwell painting appeared six times on Life magazine's cover in 1920 and twenty-eight times in all.
The Hero Worshiper
In this Boy Scout Number, Norman Rockwell shows us an exhausted Boy Scout and an admirer.
This painting must not have been representative of current events. The Boy Scout is wearing shorts, and the publication date is February. Did the magazine specify what cover they wanted for February?
Here is the complete list of all Norman Rockwell magazine covers.
This Scout is so exhausted that he has removed his hat and fallen asleep. He is leaning against a post and has sprawled out in the grass. He has taken care to prop his troop flag against the post before he succumbed to his fatigue.
His faithful friend and admirer, his little dog, is patiently waiting for him to wake up.
Did his mother send the dog to wake him and bring him home? Is it supper time already? Or are they both camping out tonight.
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