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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.
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Norman Rockwell's 'Saying Grace' sells for record $46M at auction

NEW YORK, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- One of Norman Rockwell's best-loved paintings, "Saying Grace," sold for a record $46 million Wednesday at Sotheby's in New York.
Norman Rockwell painting sells for whopping $46 million

Norman Rockwell painting sells for whopping $46 million

Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Norman Rockwell painted "Saying Grace" for the Saturday Evening Post back in 1951.
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$1 million Rockwell painting missing from NYC warehouse

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- New York police say they are asking the public for tips to find a Norman Rockwell painting that disappeared months after it was sold for more than $1 million.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 3, 2012.
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NASA's 50th birthday marked in art exhibit

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- The Smithsonian Institution says it will honor the U.S. space agency's 50th birthday with a traveling art exhibition.

Verizon gives painting to Rockwell museum

STOCKBRIDGE, Mass., March 12 (UPI) -- Verizon announced Wednesday it has donated "The Lineman," a 1948 painting by Norman Rockwell, to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008.
By United Press International

Fight over Rockwell works heads to court

STOCKBRIDGE, Mass., March 19 (UPI) -- A family fight may mean that some of Norman Rockwell's best known works will no longer hang at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass.

Stolen art found in Spielberg collection

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- The FBI in Los Angeles recovered a Norman Rockwell painting -- stolen more than 30 years ago -- from the collection of movie director Stephen Spielberg.

Illustrator Joseph Low dies at 95

EDGARTOWN, Ind., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Joseph Low, 95, whose cover illustration on the children's book "Mice Twice" won a Caldecott award, died in his Edgartown, Mass., home of natural causes.

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UPI almanac for Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007.
By United Press International

Celebrity Christmas cards looking funny

NEW YORK, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- This year's celebrity Christmas cards are out and some of them are looking hard for laughs.

Hopper, Rockwell works go for record sums

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Works by Edward Hopper and Norman Rockwell brought record amounts for the artists at a crowded Sotheby's auction in New York.
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Norman Rockwell
SLP2000071903-19 JULY 2000- HANNIBAL, MISSOURI, USA: The Mark Twain Museum in Hannibal, Missouri will feature an exhibition spotlighting American artist Norman Rockwell's career through October 31. The exhibit will feature 322 Saturday Evening Post covers from 1916 through 1963 including this May 1943 work work called "Rosie The Riveter." bg/HO UPI

Norman Percevel Rockwell (February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978) was a 20th-century American painter and illustrator. His works enjoy a broad popular appeal in the United States, where Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life scenarios he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine for more than four decades. Among the best-known of Rockwell's works are the Willie Gillis series, Rosie the Riveter (although his Rosie was reproduced less than others of the day), Saying Grace (1951), and the Four Freedoms series. He is also noted for his work for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA); producing covers for their publication Boys' Life, calendars, and other illustrations.

Norman Rockwell was born on February 3, 1894, in New York City to Jarvis Waring Rockwell and Anne Mary "Nancy" (née Hill) Rockwell. His earliest American ancestor was John Rockwell (1588 - 1662), from Somerset, England, who immigrated to America probably in 1635 aboard the ship Hopewell and became one of the first settlers of Windsor, Connecticut. He had one brother, Jarvis Waring Rockwell, Jr., older by a year and half. Jarvis Waring, Sr., was the manager of the New York office of a Philadelphia textile firm, George Wood, Sons & Company, where he spent his entire career.

Norman transferred from high school to the Chase Art School at the age of 14. He then went on to the National Academy of Design and finally to the Art Students League. There, he was taught by Thomas Fogarty, George Bridgman, and Frank Vincent DuMond; his early works were produced for St. Nicholas Magazine, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) publication Boys' Life and other juvenile publications. Joseph Csatari carried on his legacy and style for the BSA.

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