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See How the Art of Norman Rockwell Defined 20th-Century Americana

 Artist Norman Rockwell once said, "I paint life as I would like it to be.” Over the years, millions of art lovers have embraced Rockwell's keenly optimistic perspective on humanity, making him one of the most iconic artists of the 20th century. In fact, it's hard to hear the word "Americana" and not immediately think of Rockwell's evocative depictions of American life. This new video from Park West Gallery, hosted by Gallery Director David Gorman, provides a fascinating overview of Rockwell's...

75 Years Ago, Norman Rockwell’s ‘Four Freedoms’ Inspired a Generation

In February 1943, artist Norman Rockwell completed one of the most complex projects of his entire career. In his desire to help America’s war effort during World War II, Rockwell decided to illustrate four "Freedoms" outlined by U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in his January 1941 address to the nation. President Roosevelt hoped that any postwar world would be based on those “essential” freedoms. Rockwell hoped that his paintings of the “Four Freedoms” might help raise some money for the...

Election Day: Norman Rockwell Reminds Us of Our Freedoms

On Election Day in the United States, citizens head to the polls to decide who will lead the country using one of the most powerful forms of expression: voting. During this unprecedented presidential election, we are reminded both of the duties and freedoms we enjoy as Americans. The ability to express one’s views, thoughts and choices through a vote is a freedom worth valuing and celebrating.   Capturing this freedom requires another powerful form of expression: art. When it comes to repre...

It’s a Norman Rockwell Kind of Holiday

It’s that time of year again when fluffy white flakes and yuletide carols fill the sights and sounds of suburban Michigan. And just down the street from Park West Gallery’s Southfield location lies the historic little town of Franklin, twinkling with holiday spirit. Like it was yanked from a Christmas snow globe, downtown Franklin lights up with cheer, perfect for antiquing or site-seeing, looking for gifts or stopping for tea. Visitors to the town will definitely feel like they’re in a Norman R...