Norman Rockwell is the perfect artist to celebrate Christmas Day. He has created "Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas," which he painted for McCall’s magazine in 1967.
There’s the public library, the old town office, a Victorian hotel, and, at far right, Rockwell's South Street home and studio from 1953 to 1957. His eye for automotive detail is remarkable, too. His oil painting of the Berkshires community represents for many the quintessential New England small town.
And, the only thing about this painting that isn’t timeless is the fact those ten year olds playing in the slushy street are now in their retirement years. (from the Norman Rockwell Museum. www.nrm.org)
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