Dayton Daily News. By Meredith Moss, Staff Writer. Wednesday, August 26, 2009
DAYTON — Norman Rockwell, best-known for his “Saturday Evening Post” magazine covers depicting life in small town America, will be featured in a traveling exhibit that will come to the Dayton Art Institute in 2011.
“American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell,” organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass., will be here Nov. 12, 2011, through Feb. 5, 2012.
“American Chronicles is an opportunity not only to experience the work of America’s master illustrator, it is the chance to revisit ideas of America itself,” DAI director Jan Driesbach said.
The opinion of the DAI director is not necessarily that of other art lovers, as is witnessed by some of the comments following the online article. I myself have always love Norman Rockwell. I feel his paintings have always depicted warm human scenes, some serious, some humorous. I feel an affinity with his artwork and the memories of my own childhood.
Below is a sampling of some of the comments following the article: