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Freedom_from_WantThis beautifully written book about Norman Rockwell, the artist and his work focuses on the non-white children and adults who are his legacy. The book will be an eye-opener for many readers despite the fact that anyone who goes to the Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts — or seriously looks at Rockwell’s body of work — can see that Norman Rockwell never portrayed a purely white America. This country’s non-white population have always been there, even when he had to more or less sneak them in by the side door.

These people — Black people, Native Americans and others — are not missing. Rockwell was passionate about civil rights and integration. It was his life’s cause, near and dear to his heart. It is merely that the non-white peoples in his pictures have been overlooked, become invisible via a form of highly effective selective vision. Despite their presence, many people…

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Comments on: "HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: THE OTHER PEOPLE IN NORMAN ROCKWELL’S AMERICA – JANE ALLEN PETRICK" (3)

  1. Thanks for the reblog. This is a great little book that got almost no attention when it was released. Like the people in Rockwell’s pictures, it has been essentially invisible. The author is friendly and smart and we used to correspond, but seem to have lost track of each other. It seemed appropriate for the day 🙂

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  3. I read the book, liked some of the personal stories and the examples she spoke about were truly enlightening, but was disappointed that there were only one or two pictures of his paintings. I spent an enormous amount of time going to and from the computer to Google each painting she was describing as I do not have them memorized by title.

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