Norman Rockwell Books
An enthusiastic crowd of readers have given 5 stars rating to his book.
A book you must buy!
"...a book that brings you behind the scenes to look at how the legendary artist uses photographs for his paintings."
"Known as the "kid with the camera eye", the camera was the instrument used by Rockwell to serve as interface of the eye and the canvas, capturing the nuances and details of a scene which he later edited to reflect his own vision. Much like today's art director, he created a setting, cut and pasted some parts, then filled them with action and color to obtain the end-result he wanted. "
"Like many commercial artists under the gun of impending deadlines he needed to use any means necessary to complete the works on time and the use of the camera not only enabled him to work faster, it allowed him to capture expressions and poses that otherwise would have been much more difficult to achieve. "
"There have been many books on Norman Rockwell over the years, but Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera is the first to shed light upon the reference photographs from which he often painted....Admirers of Rockwell's art should consider this book unmissable"