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Norman Rockwell: Great American Artist or mere Illustrator
John Ericson
Tuesday 24 October 2017

A story teller with a brush!  A celebrated and prolific twentieth century painter and illustrator whose work has probably been seen by a larger audience than any other artist in history!  In America his work enjoys broad popular appeal.  Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations he created for ‘The Saturday Evening Post.’ Today his work sells for millions of dollars.

The 2011 exhibition of Rockwell’s work at the Dulwich Picture Gallery was an unprecedented success.  It was the second most visited exhibition that the gallery had ever presented (beaten only by Canaletto).

Recommended reading :”The Best of Norman Rockwell” by Tom Rockwell, Sept  2005

John Ericson was formerly Director of Studies in the School of Education, University of Bath, with responsibility for the professional development of teachers.  He has worked extensively overseas as an educational consultant and this has given him the opportunity to give lectures and presentations at conferences all over the world.  In 2008 and in 2011 he undertook extensive lecture tours of Australia and he has been a popular speaker on the NADFAS circuit for a number of years.  In his professional life he has developed a particular interest in presentation skills, including the role of pictures in learning and the appropriate use of PowerPoint.

John has previously talked to us in February 2012 and February 2013 about “The World of Colour” and “Shakers of North America”