Norman Rockwell

Birth Name:
Norman Percevel Rockwell
Birth Date:
February 3, 1894
Birth Place:
New York, New York
Death Date:
November 8, 1978
Place of Death:
8 South Street, Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Age:
84
Cause of Death:
Emphysema
Cemetery Name:
Stockbridge Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Artists
Norman Rockwell was a prolific American painter and artist, producing more than 4,000 original works in his lifetime. He is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine over nearly five decades. Among the best-known of Rockwell's works are the Willie Gillis series, Rosie the Riveter, The Problem We All Live With, Saying Grace, and the Four Freedoms series.

Fun Fact

Rockwell’s work was dismissed by serious art critics in his lifetime, and many of his works appear overly sweet in the opinion of modern critics. In his later years, however, Rockwell began receiving more attention as a painter when he chose more serious subjects such as the series on racism for Look magazine. You could also look at a recent auction where the Norman Rockwell painting entitled “Saying Grace” sold for $46 million in an auction at Sotheby’s – a record price for a single work by an American painter at the time.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Stockbridge Cemetery

9 Main Street

Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 01263

USA

North America

Grave Location:

Rockwell Family Plot

Grave Location Description

As you make your your way into the very-hard-to-find entrance off Main Street (on your right just past the historic district) veer to the left towards the white cemetery administration building and white maintenance shed. Continue driving down that gravel road towards the cemetery boundary and cow pasture. On your left, second family plot in, nestled in the tall shrubs is the final resting place of Norman Rockwell.

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42.2865243656, -73.319508001

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