Norman Rockwell: An American Portrait

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"5 Stars- Highly Recommended!"- Video Rating Guide for Librarians

"I just painted life the way I would like it to be. Maybe I unconsciously decided that, even if it wasn't an ideal world, it should be..." - Norman Rockwell

The Artist- Norman Rockwell walked into the offices of The Saturday Evening Post in 1916, a bold young art student with a portfolio of pictures under his arm, and walked out as the new cover artist for America's favorite magazine. So began Rockwell's career and the unique love affair between the artist and the American public- spanning five decades, over 300 covers and many more acclaimed works. In 1993, his place in art history was secured with a museum dedicated to his art.

The Art- Norman Rockwell's paintings bridge the era from the horse and buggy to the landing of a man on the moon. In his portraits of daily life, he chronicled everyday people while capturing essential truths about human strength and weakness, success and failure. When speaking of a Rockwell painting, one can truly say "a picture is worth a thousand words." In some ways, Rockwell painted a better world than really existed, but his is a world that we can dream about, a world we can share.

V.I.E.W. Video is proud to present this enhanced DVD version of the PBS special, Norman Rockwell: An American Portrait, narrated by 3 time Emmy Award nominee Mason Adams. This classic program features the art of Rockwell, commentary and remembrances from art historians, close friends and the artist himself- an entertaining celebration of Norman Rockwell's American Legacy.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Oct 28 2002
  • Production Year 1993
  • Empire SKU 458275
  • UPC Code 033909200493
  • Studio  View Video
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-SL


Multi-Directional Interactive Menus
Over 30 Scene Selections
Instant Access to All Chapters
English Narration by Mason Adams
Norman Rockwell Biography
Bonus Music Selections from T.K. Blue and Nigel Clark
Art Gallery


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 Color

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