Today in Art History: May 20, 1916

 In Art Puzzles & Trivia, Artists & Special Collections, Norman Rockwell

On this day in 1916, a 22-year-old Norman Rockwell painted his first cover for The Saturday Evening Post. Over the next 47 years, the artist would paint over 300 covers for the publication.

Saturday Evening Post, Norman Rockwell, Park West Gallery

Norman Rockwell’s first cover for The Saturday Evening Post, published May 20, 1916.

The original oil on canvas painting, titled Boy with Baby Carriage (or alternatively, Salutation) and measuring 20.75 x 18.625 inches, is currently housed at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Massachusetts.

Through association with the Norman Rockwell Licensing Company (the estate of the artist) and Curtis Publishing (owner of the copyrights of the Saturday Evening Post artwork), Park West Gallery has been able in recent years to bring new and exceptional collecting opportunities for Norman Rockwell artworks to enthusiastic collectors. For more information, please call 800.521.9654 x 4 or email

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