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Appreciation for Norman Rockwell's vision

January 13, 2012

Anthony Esolen explains why he loves the paintings of Norman Rockwell, and the vision of a way of life that they convey.


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  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Jan. 13, 2012 8:17 PM ET USA

    This whole article is well worth reading. I grew up in Rockwell's Stockbridge, MA in the 1950s watching him ride his bicycle around town and modeled with other Plain School students for one of his paintings. He captured a way of life that shaped many of the people of my generation -I think for the better. I was in Stockbridge recently at Mass at tiny St. Joseph's Church that has weathered to date the closings that have taken so many of our beloved churches from us.