Norman Rockwell – This is the second fan letter of my long career

It’s nice to know that someone as supremely gifted as Norman Rockwell(born on this day in 1894) wrote fan letters. Realise too that this particular example wasn’t penned by Rockwell as a child but in 1948 when he was both 54 years of age and already extremely established as an artist. 

Transcript follows. 

 

Transcript

February 25th

Dear Al-

This is the second fan letter of my long career. 

It is prompted by your superb illustration on page 34 of the current Ladies’ Home Journal.

It is simply extraordinary. Your amazing creativeness, taste and versatility. 

While the rest of us are working knee-deep in a groove you are forever changing and improving.

You have brought more freshness, charm and vitality to illustration than any other living illustrator. 

Now at last I have said it and I feel much better because I have been believing this for a long, long time.

Sincerely

Norman

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" Remembering the Past, celebrating the Present and believing in the Future. ∞ The scribbled notes,poems,poetry of our lives." I am a FREE SPIRIT, Mostly known as Mombo " The Mystery Woman " and a rare few call me " Mountian Girl " which they say is an honor and royality. Jerry Garcia - The Greatful Dead - I am a Fiber Artist - Spinning, Weaving and knitting. I am shy and speak little - this is where my PC talks for me. I love music but not rap. But my true love's are humor, old letters,poetry and history of all things forgotten. But also so that the younger generation can read of it too ( gain knowledge ) be it never known or just forgot. There is so much even I don't remember at my ripe young age of 51.
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