Norman Rockwell Double Takes

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From American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell / Courtesy of MoAFL

From American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell / Courtesy of MoAFL

Triple Self-Portrait, 1960

Oil on canvas, 44 ½” x 34 1/3”
Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, February 13, 1960

From Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera / Courtesy of Little, Brown & Company

The Runaway

From Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera / Courtesy of Little, Brown & Company

The Runaway (reference photo)

From Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera / Courtesy of Little, Brown & Company

Marriage Counselor

From Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera / Courtesy of Little, Brown & Company

Marriage Counselor (reference photo)

From Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera / Courtesy of Little, Brown & Company

Gossips

From Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera / Courtesy of Little, Brown & Company

Gossips (reference photo)

From Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera / Courtesy of Little, Brown & Company

Tattoo Artist

From Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera / Courtesy of Little, Brown & Company

Tattoo Artist (reference photo)

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Girl at Mirror, 1954

Oil on canvas, 31 ½” x 29 ½”
Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, March 5, 1954

From American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell / Courtesy of MoAFL

No Swimming, 1921

Oil on canvas, 25 ¼” x 22 ¼”
Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, June 4, 1921

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Freedom From Want, 1943

The Saturday Evening Post, March 6, 1943 (story illustration) Oil on canvas
45 3/4 x 35 1/2 in

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Checkers, 1928

Story illustration for Ladies' Home Journal July 1928
Oil on canvas. 35 x 39 in. (88.9 x 99.1 cm)

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Mine America's Coal, 1944

Oil on canvas, 21” x 14”
Illustration for the U.S. Office of War Information poster

From American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell / Courtesy of MoAFL

Murder in Mississippi, 1965

Oil on canvas, 53” x 42”
Painting intended as the final illustration for Southern Justice by Charles Morgan, Jr., Look, June 29, 1965, unpublished

From American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell / Courtesy of MoAFL

The Problem We All Live With, 1963

Oil on canvas, 36” x 58”
Illustration for Look, January 14, 1964

From American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell / Courtesy of MoAFL

New Kids in the Neighborhood, 1964