- Actors: Mason Adams, Erma Bombeck, Thomas S. Buechner, Robert Coles, Frank Deford
- Writers: Mary Rawson
- Producers: Gregory Andorfer, Marisa Costa, Mary Rawson
- Format: Black & White, Color, NTSC
- Language: English
- Rated: Not RatedNR
- Number of tapes: 1
- Studio: View Video
- VHS Release Date: February 6, 1996
- Run Time: 60 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- ASIN: 6302999707
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #610,347 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
Norman Rockwell: American Portrait [VHS]
-The CINE Golden Eagle Award
-The National Educational Film & Video Festival
-Parents Choice Approved
Norman Rockwell walked into the offices of The Saturday Evening Post in 1916, a bold young art student with a portfolio of pictures under his arm, and walked out as the new cover artist for America's favorite magazine. So began Rockwell's career and the unique love affair between the artist and the American public-spanning five decades, over 300 covers and many more acclaimed works. In 1993, his place in art history was secured with a museum dedicated to his art.
Norman Rockwell's paintings bridge the era from the horse and buggy to the landing of a man on the moon. In his portraits of daily life, he chronicled everyday people while capturing essential truths about human strength and weakness, success and failure. When speaking of a Rockwell painting, one can truly say "a picture is worth a thousand words." In some ways Rockwell painted a better world than really existed, but his is a world that we can dream about, a world we can share.
V.I.E.W. Video is proud to present this PBS special, Norman Rockwell: An American Portrait, narrated by 3-time Emmy Award nominee Mason Adams. This classic program features the art of Rockwell, commentary and remembrances from art historians, close friends and the artists himself- an entertaining celebration of Norman Rockwell's American Legacy.
Rockwell paintings and their creator are celebrated in this video, which reverently treats this remarkable national treasure and his work. -- Martie Zad, The Washington Post
a dignified admiration loving and respectfully justified underrated -- Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle
chuckle with appreciation Norman Rockwell rightfully has become regarded as an American icon. an ideal guide ... -- USA TODAY
painstaking detail SUCCEEDED IN CAPTURING THE NATION'S HIGHEST IDEALS AND ASPIRATIONS an intimate look at many of his familiar and celebrated works. -- American History Illustrated
Top Customer Reviews
From still shots of his portraits, to interviews with the people that new Rockwell best, (including his assistant, and fellow art schoolmates) you really get a feel for the wonderful artist.
Norman Rockwell wasn't just a painter, he was a very gifted story teller. Each of his painting told a story, or at least made you think of one as you viewed it.
To sum up Rockwell in just one word, it would have to be "America". He truly had his finger on the pulse of the every changing times, then skewed them into a world he wanted to live in.
There is great behind the scenes footage of Rockwell working away.
Top notch narration by Mason Adams (Think "With a name like Smuckers, it has to be good).
Erma Bombeck also gives her opinion of selected Rockwell works, as well as the man himself.
If you are a fan of Rockwell this is a must see.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very disappointed. Comparing this documentary to those of Ken Burns or The American Experience, this one shallow lacking in relevant information on Norman Rockwell's interesting... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Betsy
I so enjoyed this product. It came today and was in top condition, as promised. Thanks very very much.Published on December 8, 2010 by noddy
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