Rockwell

Rockwell

[rok-wel, -wuhl]
Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978, American illustrator, b. New York City. An enormously popular illustrator, Rockwell specialized in warm and humorous scenes of everyday small-town life. Best known for his magazine covers, notably for the Saturday Evening Post, he developed a style of finely drawn realism with a wealth of anecdotal detail. Rockwell's poster series on the Four Freedoms was widely circulated during World War II. The artist lived the last 25 years of his life in Stockbridge, Mass., where a large museum devoted to his work opened in 1993.

See his autobiography (1960); biographical study by T. S. Buechner (1970); biography by L. Claridge (2001).

Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971, American painter, muralist, wood engraver, lithographer, book and magazine illustrator, and writer, b. Tarrytown, N.Y. Kent studied with William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri. He lived in Labrador, Alaska, Greenland, and Tierra del Fuego and painted vigorous, exotic landscapes during his travels. His graphic art and his painting are notable for their stark, powerful style. Among his major works are Winter (Metropolitan Mus.), Down to the Sea (Brooklyn Mus.), and Toilers of the Sea (Art Inst., Chicago). He is the author of Wilderness (1921), Voyaging Southward from the Strait of Magellan (1924), Salamina (1935), Greenland Journal (1962), the autobiographical This Is My Own (1940), and the autobiography It's Me, O Lord (1955).

See biography by D. Traxel (1980); catalogs by C. Martin (2000) and J. M. Wien (2005).

(born Feb. 3, 1894, New York, N.Y., U.S.—died Nov. 8, 1978, Stockbridge, Mass.) U.S. illustrator. He studied at the Art Students League and received his first freelance assignment at 17. From 1916 to 1963 he produced 317 covers for The Saturday Evening Post. Most of his works are humorous treatments of idealized small-town and family life. During World War II, posters of his Four Freedoms were distributed by the Office of War Information. Though loved by the public, Rockwell's work was often dismissed by critics. Late in his career, he turned to more serious subjects (e.g., a series on racism for Look magazine) and began to receive more serious attention, and in the 1990s his critical reputation enjoyed a positive reassessment.

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(born June 21, 1882, Tarrytown Heights, N.Y., U.S.—died March 13, 1971, Plattsburgh, N.Y.) U.S. painter and illustrator. He studied architecture at Columbia University but later chose to study painting with William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri. He worked variously as an architectural draftsman, lobsterman, and ship's carpenter in Maine and traveled in Tierra del Fuego, Newfoundland, Alaska, and Greenland, gathering material for his paintings and travel books. His dramatic pen-and-ink drawings, strongly resembling woodcuts, appeared in many books by contemporary and classic writers and made him one of the most popular artists in the U.S., despite harassment for his radical leftist politics.

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(born Feb. 3, 1894, New York, N.Y., U.S.—died Nov. 8, 1978, Stockbridge, Mass.) U.S. illustrator. He studied at the Art Students League and received his first freelance assignment at 17. From 1916 to 1963 he produced 317 covers for The Saturday Evening Post. Most of his works are humorous treatments of idealized small-town and family life. During World War II, posters of his Four Freedoms were distributed by the Office of War Information. Though loved by the public, Rockwell's work was often dismissed by critics. Late in his career, he turned to more serious subjects (e.g., a series on racism for Look magazine) and began to receive more serious attention, and in the 1990s his critical reputation enjoyed a positive reassessment.

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(born June 21, 1882, Tarrytown Heights, N.Y., U.S.—died March 13, 1971, Plattsburgh, N.Y.) U.S. painter and illustrator. He studied architecture at Columbia University but later chose to study painting with William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri. He worked variously as an architectural draftsman, lobsterman, and ship's carpenter in Maine and traveled in Tierra del Fuego, Newfoundland, Alaska, and Greenland, gathering material for his paintings and travel books. His dramatic pen-and-ink drawings, strongly resembling woodcuts, appeared in many books by contemporary and classic writers and made him one of the most popular artists in the U.S., despite harassment for his radical leftist politics.

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Rockwell is a census-designated place (CDP) in Garland County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 3,024 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Rockwell is located at (34.464348, -93.133816).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.2 square miles (10.9 km²), of which, 3.2 square miles (8.2 km²) of it is land and 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²) of it (24.58%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,024 people, 1,274 households, and 931 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 956.4 people per square mile (369.5/km²). There were 1,549 housing units at an average density of 489.9/sq mi (189.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.12% White, 0.83% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. 0.86% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,274 households out of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 28.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $46,366, and the median income for a family was $53,241. Males had a median income of $39,175 versus $30,035 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $24,647. About 2.7% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.6% of those under age 18 and 1.4% of those age 65 or over.

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