Norman Rockwell Easter collectibles provide lasting keepsakes for families to pass down from generation to generation. Many of his pieces are nearing one hundred years old, which makes them true antique pieces of art. Norman Rockwell created beautiful and quality pieces of art for over six decades. He became commonly referred to as the people’s painter and was famous for depicting scenes of typical American life for the time’s most popular magazine covers. However, his work did not stop there, and many of his famous paintings were produced and printed onto figurines, plates and other collectible pieces that are still sought after today. Any typical antique store is sure to have a few of Norman Rockwell’s pieces of art.
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Memorable Easter Collectibles by Norman Rockwell
One of the most memorable pieces of art that Norman Rockwell produced depicting Easter was “Easter Morning.” This piece features a mother and daughter singing along to hymns in church. Hidden partially behind the mother is a small boy in the pew as well. This painting was published the day before Easter in 1921. It was the only Easter themed picture to ever appear on the cover of the Literary Digest. It is also the most well-known Easter picture that Norman Rockwell ever produced.
Other types of scenes that frequented Norman Rockwell’s work were pictures depicting World War I soldiers coping with life while away from home. This is the case of the 1918 edition of an Easter painting Rockwell produced. Here a solider is away from home, in a war ravaged region, yet praying. The idea behind this particular painting was to remind others that no matter what was happening in the world, Easter was coming. The details in the picture paint a graphic scene of an explosion or fire somewhere in the distance while this solider celebrates and embraces Easter in his own way.
There are many collectors who claim that the spirit that Norman Rockwell captures in his paintings perfectly depicts a favorite Spring holiday and the spirit it embodies. The many Easter paintings he produced are now found on all sorts of collectible items including mugs, plates, bells, figurines and more. As an artist Norman Rockwell truly brought the spirit of Easter alive for all those who viewed and collected his work.
A little known fact about the original paintings of Norman Rockwell is how to determine if the piece is original and real. Each true Norman Rockwell painting has the letter “N” hidden somewhere in the piece. This is commonly referred to as a “hidden Easter egg.” The “N” is for the first letter in the artists name. There are many amazing pieces produced by this artist that depict family life in America. Norman Rockwell Easter collectibles are just one example of the wonderful legacy that this unique artist produced.