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ALMOST EVERY ILLUSTRATOR I HAVE EVER KNOWN USES SOURCE MATERIAL for reference. Norman Rockwell used his own original photographs to help guide his famous illustrations, which are part of the American fabric we know today. Sure, Rockwell’s “America” was romanticized, but that’s what he did. There were plenty of others out there (the WPA photographers, for example) who showed the gritty side of America.

Rockwell used photographs as a starting point. Sometimes he was very faithful to the picture, and other times he just used pieces. Norman Rockwell was an American original.


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