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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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Very enjoyable, informative, far more than just an illustrator.

Anonymous Fri, 03/12/2021 - 14:31 Permalink

A wonderful introduction to an artist I knew nothing about but will now explore his work more.

Susanne Earl Fri, 03/12/2021 - 13:24 Permalink

Delightful and such an engaging speaker. Enjoying it all and so much more to come.

Anonymous Fri, 03/12/2021 - 13:23 Permalink

How absolutely lovely! Thank you. What a wonderful lecture, it has really got me into the Christmas spirit! I love Rockwell, but this has made me appreciate him even more!

Carol Caiger Fri, 03/12/2021 - 13:01 Permalink

An intelligent insight into a painter who is often maligned. Some food for thought about the purpose behind the images.

Cheryl Kellaway Fri, 03/12/2021 - 12:47 Permalink

What a joyous picture

sylvia mccann Fri, 03/12/2021 - 12:22 Permalink

Have always liked Rockwell's illustrations and it was good to hear more about it from a good lecturer. This Artvent is such a great idea, top marks to who ever thought of it.

Sheila Mason Fri, 03/12/2021 - 11:44 Permalink

It's great - thank you so much for such an imaginative offer

Zonia Bateman Fri, 03/12/2021 - 11:36 Permalink

I really enjoyed this presentation

Lucy Fri, 03/12/2021 - 11:23 Permalink

Just leaving by the chimney! How lovely. Happy Christmas to you all! 🎅 🌲

Patricia Gerrie Fri, 03/12/2021 - 11:11 Permalink