Title

Reprint of an excerpt that appeared in "Norman Rockwell, Illustrator," by Arthur

Source

Down East

Date

8-1-1995

Pages

58-59, 85-88

Abstract

Reprint of an excerpt that appeared in "Norman Rockwell, Illustrator," by Arthur L. Guptill, originally published in 1946. Guptill, a Mainer, describes his week-long Maine adventure with illustrator Norman Rockwell to do a Saturday Evening Post cover showing Maine hospitality. The trip began on August 14, 1945, the day the Japanese surrendered, ending World War II. The two witnessed victory celebrations in Kennebunk, Saco and Old Orchard Beach, and dined at The Cascades in Old Orchard. They met Winslow Homer's nephew in Prout's Neck, and secured the aid of author Robert P. Tristam Coffin in finding an appropriate setting for the painting's home-and-hearth theme. The resulting cover would be Rockwell's sole Maine Post cover.

Subjects

Artists, Guptill, Arthur L, Rockwellm Norman

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