An iconic feature for The Saturday Evening Post, on May 20, 1916, the magazine published its first Norman Rockwell painting. Rockwell was just 22 years old at the time, and continued to submit paintings until the 1960s. His paintings gained critical and public fame and appreciation, with many coming to symbolize American lifestyle and beliefs. The magazine also published articles on current events and popular fiction, though unfortunately declined in popularity with the advent of television in the 1950s.
Today In History- May 20
The Saturday Evening Post publishes its first cover with a Norman Rockwell painting.
1st Norman Rockwell painting in Saturday Evening Post
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