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American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwe&hellip by Deborah Solomon
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This book is undoubtedly a very well researched memory and analysis of the artist. I recommend it, especially to the reader who may be an artist him/herself.
At times the fine detail can become boring. Nevertheless, the recording of fine detail is an aspect of biography one shouldn't really criticise.
There are some good illustrations and reproductions of his work, some thankfully in colour.
At times, the author's psychotherapeutic analyses of Rockwell's preference for male companionship and favouritism for boys he used as his models for illustration become irritating. No doubt Rockwell had his preferences but I feel the author over-analysed the tiniest details in paintings… Read more