|"Tea for Two" or "Tea Time" Saturday Evening Post Cover, October 22,1927|
Beloved American artist Norman Rockwell (1894 – 1978) is most known for his nostalgic, touching paintings that appealingly depicted simple scenes from everyday life.
First hired to illustrate a series of children’s books when he was 16, Rockwell was then hired as the art director of “Boys’ Life,” the official magazine of the Boy Scouts of America.
The “Saturday Evening Post,” the era’s most prestigious magazine, bought their first cover from him six years later.
For almost five decades, he created 321 “Post” covers, which became his trademark.
Later illustrating for “Look” magazine, he probed more serious cultural concerns.