Norman Rockwell’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Feb 3, 1894

Death Date

Nov 8, 1978

Age of Death

84 years

Cause of Death

Emphysema

Place of Death

Nov 8, 1978

Profession

Painter

The painter Norman Rockwell died at the age of 84. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Painter and Saturday Evening Post illustrator known for his images of American family life. His most famous, politically themed works included “Rosie the Riveter” and “The Problem We All Live With.”

He married Irene O’Connor in 1916. She served as his inspiration for “Mother Tucking Children into Bed,” which appeared on The Literary Digest cover from January 19, 1921. The couple divorced 14 years later. He married schoolteacher Mary Barstow, with whom he fathered three children: Jarvis Waring, Thomas Rhodes, and Peter Barstow.

Quotes

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“Everyone in those days expected that art students were wild, licentious characters. We didn’t know how to be, but we sure were anxious to learn.” (Norman Rockwell)

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“I’m tired, but proud.” (Norman Rockwell)

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“Very interesting for an old duffer like me to try his hand at something new. If I don’t do that once in a while, I might just turn into a fossil, you know!” (Norman Rockwell)

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“The secret to so many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure. So, you see, they’re always looking ahead to something new and exciting. The secret is not to look back.” (Norman Rockwell)

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“No man with a conscience can just bat out illustrations. He’s got to put all his talent and feeling into them!” (Norman Rockwell)