Art of the Stamp
From the Collection of the United States Postal Services



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Norman Rockwell

As iconic as the scenes he portrayed, Norman Rockwell (1894–1978) charmed the country for decades with his idealized depictions of American life in magazines, calendars, and advertisements. Best known for painting more than 300 covers for The Saturday Evening Post, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977.

Rockwell has twice been commemorated on U.S. postage—in 1994 and 2001—and several of his famous paintings have been used to honor various subjects, from the Peace Corps to Tom Sawyer. However, he also contributed original art to the stamp program, an appropriate honor for an artist whose name is synonymous with portraying the best aspects of American life.


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