Thursday, 28 November 2013

American Mirror

Today I chanced upon a BBC interview with Deborah Solomon, whose biography American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell was published earlier this year (CLICK). She reveals that Rockwell was a depressive who relied on psychotherapy for help. This is amazing when you consider the wit and joie de vivre that enhanced his illustrations for The Saturday Evening Post and made him one of America's favourite artists. It seems he created a wholesome fantasy world into which he and America could escape.


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