The American painter and magazine illustrator Norman Rockwell (1874-1978) is renowned for his artistry and storytelling ability in depicting American life in the early to mid-20th century, particularly in the 322 covers he created for the Saturday Evening Post over nearly five decades. Works from the private collections of two noted Rockwell fans, filmmakers George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, are now featured in a new exhibit at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C, "Telling Stories."
Credit: "Boy on High Dive," 1947; Collection of Steven Spielberg; ? 1947 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Publishing, Indpls, Ind. All rights reserved. Photo ? 2010 American Illustrators Gallery NYC.