By 1908, when he was just 14, Norman Rockwell had transferred from regular school to the Chase Art School in New York City. From there, he studied at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students’ League under the tutelage of Bridgman and DuMond. Rockwell’s earliest steady work in illustration came from Boys’ Life and St. Nicholas and included the billowing, moody, grisaille oils for Taber’s Chained Lightning which proved to be an excellent portfolio for the young artist and led directly to his association with The Saturday Evening Post. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Oil on cellophane laid over photograph
9 x 11 inches