Norman Rockwell | Homeschool Art Lesson Resources

Biography I
Norman Rockwell was born in New York City, but his family would spend summers on the farm. He was not athletic and could not play ball as well as his brother. All he could really do well was draw pictures, and he spent a lot of time drawing. His parents saw he had talent and arranged for him to take art lessons. Every Saturday he would travel two hours by trolley and subway to get to the art school. He dropped out of high school to attend an art academy. In 1912 he illustrated a handbook for the Boy Scouts and drew the pictures for Boy Scout calendars. He also drew illustrations for advertisements such as insurance, toothpaste, etc.

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Norman Rockwell Quotes
“Without thinking too much about it in specific terms, I was showing the America I knew and observed to others who might not have noticed. My fundamental purpose is to interpret the typical American. I am a story teller.”

“If a picture wasn’t going very well, I’d put a puppy in it.”

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The Golden Rule Jigsaw Puzzle
Work an online jigsaw puzzle of Norman Rockwell’s The Golden Rule. It’s a great way to get kids more familiar with great works of art. The puzzle pieces may be rotated to provide a greater challenge for older students.

The Golden Rule Jigsaw Puzzle from – Educational Resources for Kids

Norman Rockwell Desktop Wallpaper
Download free Norman Rockwell desktop wallpapersfrom the Official Norman Rockwell Website. Just select the JPG format you prefer and follow the instructions.

Norman Rockwell Desktop Wallpaper from

Norman Rockwell Word Search Worksheet
Print a Norman Rockwell word search worksheet. It’s a great opportunity to review the most important terms in the biography.

Norman Rockwell Word Search Worksheet from Gardenof – Educational Resources for Kids


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