Norman Rockwell is a familiar name. You probably know him for his illustrations that defined the rosy aesthetic of mid-century America. But what you might not know is that almost all of his paintings began first as photographs.
Source: Painting and photographs by Norman Rockwell printed by permission of and copyright (c) 2009 by the Norman Rockwell Family Agency. Excerpted from the book, "Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera," reprinted by permission of Little, Brown and Company.
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