Rockwell’s carefully-constructed fictional realities for the covers and pages of American publications engaged an appreciative public for decades, but few would have imagined all that his art revealed about the inner workings of his psyche and his public and professional life. At times, noted his eldest son, Jarvis, his family felt that they were “living out the cover of a Saturday Evening Post.”
A caring husband and father, Rockwell’s most intensive focus was reserved for his art, day after day, week after week, for more than sixty years. This special exhibition offers a behind-the-scenes look at the autobiographical elements in Rockwell’s work through beloved works that expressed his own tensions and aspirations, and summoned up stories that rang true for his loyal fans.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.