False Portrait

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The main lines of Rockwell’s life are well known. He was born in 1894 in New York. By his teens he was well embarked on his career as an illustrator. He married three times, and had three sons (all with his second wife, Mary). He died in 1978, as probably the best-loved American painter ever. In her new biography, however, Deborah Solomon presents a Rockwell we might not be inclined to love so much. . . . Continue Reading »