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American Mirror :The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell

Deborah Solomon

Art critic Deborah Solomon (Jackson Pollock, 1987) presents a biography of one of the most beloved American artists of the 20th century: Norman Rockwell (1894-1978). Famous for his charming Saturday Evening Post cover illustrations and paintings that depicted American life at its finest, Solomon say Rockwell’s art actually sprung from an emotional life filled with depression, anxiety, self-doubt, and obsessive cleanliness. Often dismissed by critics who thought his work was not "true art," Solomon explains why he deserves to be remembered as an American master.