BEING BRILLIANTLY CREATIVE

April Fool 1945
Artist: Norman Rockwell

WHEN IN DOUBT, MAKE A FOOL OF YOURSELF.
THERE IS A MICROSCOPICALLY THIN LINE
BETWEEN BEING BRILLIANTLY CREATIVE
AND ACTING LIKE THE MOST GIGANTIC IDIOT ON EARTH.
SO WHAT THE HELL, LEAP!

-CYNTHIA HEIMEL-


About the Artist
From:
AllPosters.com

Beloved American artist Norman Rockwell (1894 – 1978) is most known for his nostalgic, touching paintings that appealingly depicted simple scenes from everyday life. First hired to illustrate a series of children’s books when he was 16, Rockwell was then hired as the art director of “Boys’ Life,” the official magazine of the Boy Scouts of America. The “Saturday Evening Post,” the era’s most prestigious magazine, bought their first cover from him six years later. For almost five decades, he created 321 “Post” covers, which became his trademark. Later illustrating for “Look” magazine, he probed more serious cultural concerns.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've never seen this print before. Wonderful how he signed the mirror image of his signature. There is so much to look at here; what a creative talent.

tj said...

The telephone on the tree is perfect! Wouldn't you love to talk to him about the symbology of this piece.