An American Christmas with Norman Rockwell

The most beloved American illustrator of the 20th century always portrayed life as he wished it would be. And so it was that Norman Rockwell was most at home portraying the ideal family Christmas often with direct connections to Dickens and the English Yuletide Tradition. A bounty of Christmas posters, magazine covers, cards and even Norman Rockwell Christmas gifts will keep you entertained throughout. Your American-born Accredited Lecturer Charles Harris shares his own experiences of the ideal American Christmas from sleigh rides and ice-skating in the woods to trimming the tree and wondering how Santa got down the chimney. Light and lively Christmas fare!

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Comments

I really enjoyed this talk, it was very entertaining and the images were great.

Helen Turner Fri, 03/12/2021 - 18:42 Permalink

Wonderful, heart-warming insight into Norman Rockwell's work.

Pat Hindley Fri, 03/12/2021 - 18:32 Permalink

Not only interesting to hear more about Rockwell, but a step back in time brings back memories of my own childhood. This is a wonderful idea -well done Arts Society - and all so professional! Thank you.

Elizabeth Barnikel Fri, 03/12/2021 - 18:01 Permalink

Lovely Christmassy talk.

Mary nightingale Fri, 03/12/2021 - 17:00 Permalink

Just lovely!

Anna North Fri, 03/12/2021 - 16:51 Permalink

Nostalgia is a great sentiment in Norman Rockwell’s illustrations. I love the humour of the little boy wide- eyed in disbelief on seeing Santa in his boots and overcoat nodding off on the train after a long day at the store.

Valerie Maidment Fri, 03/12/2021 - 16:36 Permalink

HOW WONDERFUL. IT BRINGS ME BACK TO THE GOOD OLD TIME AS I ENJOYED
X mas and the wonderful drawings of Rockwell.

ariane de sary… Fri, 03/12/2021 - 15:48 Permalink

Absolutely delightful. Loved it.♥️

Rhiannon Williams Fri, 03/12/2021 - 15:47 Permalink

Brilliant , thank you very much .

Margaret Visser Fri, 03/12/2021 - 15:34 Permalink

Outstanding an uplifting lecture use this lecturer again
Margaret Read

Anonymous Fri, 03/12/2021 - 15:03 Permalink