,When you're a visual artist and you happen to be the son of someone like Norman Rockwell- the illustrator whose famous covers for the Saturday Evening Post and for the Boy Scouts of America all but define our idealized vision of who we are as Americans - it can't be easy. The name "Rockwell" itself has come to mean something very immediate, very specific, and very much associated with one person of that clan: Norman. Living your life as the "son of" someone that iconic, one can only assume, must be both a claim to fame, and something that defines you whether you like it or not.
Norman Rockwell was the father of three sons, however, each immensely talented in his own right. Jarvis is a visual artist, Thomas a writer, and Peter, a sculptor.
Given their last name, you might make certain assumptions about their work. However, you'd be wrong. The artistic work of the three "other" Rockwells, the sons, couldn't be more unique from the apple tree they fell from - or moreRead More »from Home is Where the Art Is: On Growing Up with Norman Rockwell as a Father