Norman Rockwell Lithograph, Rosa Parks Signed Autograph, Frame, Dvd, Coa, Uacc
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Norman Rockwell Lithograph, Rosa Parks Signed Autograph, Frame, Dvd, Coa, Uacc:
*Original Fine ArtEnhanced & Numbered LITHOGRAPHentitled"The Problem We All Live With"
*ROSA PARKS Autograph with original Certificates Of Authenticity
*Professionally FRAMED under UV Glassin large new Museum FRAME
*A new DVD of the motion picture, "The Rosa Parks Story" + LOOK Magazine
*Certificate of Authenticity fromPark West Gallery& guaranteed genuine for life by UACC Registered Dealer #228...
"The Problem We All Live With" by NORMAN ROCKWELL...with an Autograph by ROSA PARKS mounted to the frame...
A "Great Civil Rights Movement" EXHIBIT from American History
A Great ARTIST...NORMAN ROCKWELL...A BeautifulArt enhanced LITHOGRAPHwith separate OriginalROSA PARKSSIGNATURE...it's very RARE tofindher Autograph!
This collection also includes this 8x10 Photo of Rosa Parks when she was arrested for not sitting in the back of the bus in Alabama.
This special limited edition numbered lithograph was published by Park West Gallery...Rockwell painted the little girl named RUBY BRIDGES during the desegregation movement over 50 years ago.
This collection also includes the LOOK Magazine (January 1964) of the very FIRST painting that Norman Rockwell painted for his new employer, LOOK MAGAZINE. (vintage magazine is in overall good condition)
This famous ART is Museummatted in a beautiful moderngold Frame under UV Acrylite Glass
This Special 2012 Edition Lithograph is Numbered 428/450 and Authorized by the NORMAN ROCKWELL Estate, Signature Stamped.
Rockwell's Signature is signed in Plate on the Lithograph.
This beautiful Civil Rights Exhibit comes ready tohang in your Home, Office or Museum.
Double matted in a beautifulcustom museum quality Gold Frame with UV Glass using acid-free materials...professional acid free cut white matte with gold fillet.
The special edition Framed Large Art Measures overall 30" X 27" and was professionally framed using all acid free materials...
Included in this Collection is a factory sealed Motion Picture on DVD entitled "The Rosa Parks Story," starring ANGELA BASSETT.
(NTSC - Region One)
Norman Rockwell began his career as an artist as an illustrator. He studied at the Art Students League and received his first freelance assignment at 17. From 1916 to 1963, he produced 317 covers for The Saturday Evening Post. Most of his works are humorous treatments of idealized small-town and family life. During World War II, posters of his Four Freedoms were distributed by the Office of War Information. Though loved by the public, Rockwell's work was often dismissed by critics. Late in his career, he turned to more serious subjects (i.e., a series on racism for Look magazine) and began to receive more serious attention, and in the 1990's, his critical reputation enjoyed a positive reassessment.
Rockwell's art has been reproduced more often than all of Michelangelo's, Rembrandt's and Picasso's put together. In 1993, a new Rockwell museum was opened just outside of Stockbridge. Museum director Laurie Norton Moffatt cataloged his art in a two-volume book, wrote Landrum Bolling of the Saturday Evening Post, and listed over 4,000 original works. Throughout his life, Rockwell followed the motto: "Don't worry; just work."
NORMAN ROCKWELL painted many scenes of Americana, from sports to famous figures to social problems in our country...he was a prolific painter and many of his scenes would grace the cover of POST MAGAZINE.
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks
(1913 - 2005)
Rosa Parks was an African-American civil rights activist, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement". Her birthday, February 4, and the day she was arrested, December 1, have both become Rosa Parks Day, commemorated in both California and Ohio.
On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake's order that she give up her seat in the colored section to a white passenger, after the white section was filled. Parks was not the first person to resist bus segregation.Parks' act of defiance and the Montgomery Bus Boycott became important symbols of the modern Civil Rights Movement. She became an international icon of resistance to racial segregation. She organized and collaborated with civil rights leaders, including Edgar Nixon, president of the local chapter of the NAACP; and Martin Luther King, Jr., a new minister in town who gained national prominence in the civil rights movement.
At the time, Parks was secretary of the Montgomery chapter of the NAACP. She had recently attended the Highlander Folk School, a Tennessee center for training activists for workers' rights and racial equality. She acted as a private citizen "tired of giving in". Although widely honored in later years, she also suffered for her act; she was fired from her job as a seamstress in a local department store. Eventually, she moved to Detroit, where she briefly found similar work. From 1965 to 1988 she served as secretary and receptionist to John Conyers, an African-American U.S. Representative. After retirement, Parks wrote her autobiography and lived a largely private life in Detroit. In her final years, she suffered from dementia.
Parks received national recognition, including the NAACP's 1979 Spingarn Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal, and a posthumous statue in the United States Capitol's National Statuary Hall. Upon her death in 2005, she was the first woman and second non-U.S. government official to lie in honor at the Capitol Rotunda.
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ROSA PARK's Rare original SIGNATURE is framed & mountedto theDisplay with a Brass Engraved Description PLAQUE...
A Beautiful original NORMAN ROCKWELL enhanced Lithograph and Original Autograph by ROSA PARKS.
This originalLithographis museum matted in acid free whitematte withgoldfillets and beautifulgold museum quality frame with UV Glass...
Framed & Ready to Hang on the wall of your Home, Office or Museum...
ROSA PARK's originalsignatureis in overall good condition and is Guaranteed Original & Genuine with anOriginalCertificate of Authenticity...the originalLimited Edition Numbered NORMAN ROCKWELL Lithographis in near mint condition and includes the COA from Park West Gallery...This entire COLLECTION is guaranteed genuine for life byUACC Registered Dealer #228.
"The Problem We All Live With"
Painted by NORMAN ROCKWELL
Rockwell's painting focuses on an historic 1960 school integration episode when six year-old Ruby Bridges had to be escorted by federal marshals past jeering mobs to insure her safe enrollment at the William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans. Ruby was the first African American child to enroll at the school, and the local white community â " as elsewhere in the country at that time â " was fiercely opposed to the court-ordered desegregation of public schools then occurring. Rockwell's rendering focuses on the little girl in her immaculate white dress, carrying her ruler and copy book, as the four U.S. marshals escort her. The painting also captures some of the contempt of those times with the scrawled racial epithet on the wall and the red splattering of a recently thrown tomato. Norman Rockwell at work, mid-career.
Rockwell's portrayal first appeared to wide public notice in January 1964 when it ran as a two-page centerfold illustration on the inside pages of Look magazine. The painting ran as an untitled illustration in the middle of Look's feature story on how Americans live, describing their homes and communities. The context of the Ruby Bridges scene rendered by Rockwell had been heavily reported in print and on television in November 1960, with the anger of the mobs that day burnished deeply in the public mind. Magazine readers viewing Rockwell's piece in 1964 would likely recall the unhappy context of young school children being heckled and needing federal protection.
This SPECIAL EDITION Park West Gallery print is enhanced with sparkles on Ruby's image in otherwise drab background.
In 2011, President Obama had a hand in bringing Rockwell's original painting to the White House, as did others, according to the Washington Post, including Ruby Bridges herself, the Norman Rockwell Museum which owns the painting, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), and U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA). Some quiet lobbying helped bring the painting to the White House, suggesting it be displayed there at the 50th anniversary of Ruby Bridges admission to the Frantz school. The President likes pictures that tells a story and this painting fits that bill, explained a statement in the White House blog. In 1963 Rockwell confronted the issue of prejudice head-on...However, at the time of the painting's White House display, some reporting had erroneously stated the Rockwell piece had initially appeared on the cover of the January 14th, 1964 Look magazine. That is a forgivable mistake given the fact that so much of Norman Rockwell's work frequently did appear on magazine covers, most notably at the Saturday Evening Post. But the error raises an important question, nonetheless. Why didn't the Rockwell painting of the famous civil rights incident run on the cover of Look magazine or some other magazine?
Once it was revealed which schools in New Orleans were the ones chosen for the court-ordered integration, sidewalk protests ensued and white parents promptly removed their children from those schools. However, at Ruby Bridges school, the William Frantz school, there were also two white parents who chose to keep theirchildrenin the school: a Christian minister's five-year old daughter, Pamela Foreman, in kindergarten, and another white child, Yolanda Gabrielle, age six. In addition to the jeering of Ruby, these white kids and their parents were also jeered and harassed, even beyond the school grounds. Neighbor turned against neighbor and it got pretty ugly in those communities.
Rockwell, no doubt knew about all of this and likely read news accounts of the protests. On November 15, 1960, The New York Times reported the greeting Ruby and her mother received as they arrived that day: Some 150 white, mostly housewives and teenage youths, clustered along the sidewalks across from the William Franz School when pupils marched in at 8:40 am. One youth chanted "Two, Four, Six, Eight, we don't want to integrate"
As four U.S. marshals arrived with Ruby and her mother, they walked hurriedly up the steps to the school's entrance as onlookers jeered and shouted taunts. On the sidewalk that day, assembled mothers and school students were yelling at police, some carrying signs, one held by a young boy that said, "All I Want For Christmas is a Clean White School." Another placard that day read: Save Segregation, Vote States Rights Pledged Electors. The white parents kept up their boycott of the schools the entire year, and the protests and jeering continued periodically. On December 2nd, 1960, for example, housewives demonstrated at the William Frantz school, one standing with a placard that read "Integration is a Mortal Sin, citing a biblical scribe as source.
Rockwell's painting, of course, does not capture all of this, nor was it intended to. His focus appears to be solely on the girl, placed at center, giving no special notice to the marshals, other than they were needed,as he portrays them as anonymous and headless, from mid-torso down. The setting around the little girl is ugly and threatening, but she is innocent and perfect, as her white dress and ribbon-tied hair suggest. As far as she is concerned, she is just going to school.
In Steinbeck's book in 1962, he wrote one description of the 1960 New Orleans school integration protests that Rockwell may have read prior to or during his work on the Ruby Bridges painting was John Steinbeck's observations of the episode, offered in his 1962 best-seller, Travels with Charley: In Search of America.Charley was Steinbeck's dog and traveling companion during his road trip around the United States. Travels With Charley was published by Viking Press in the mid-summer of 1962, reaching No.1 on the New York Times nonfiction best- seller list October 21, 1962. In part four of that book, Steinbeck recorded his reactions on coming to the New Orleans communities where the school integration controversy had flared, and he came away gravely saddened by what he saw. In his book, Steinbeck offered a detailed account of Ruby Bridges arrival at the elementary school and her handling by the U.S. marshals:
The show opened on time. Sound of sirens. Motorcycle cops. Then two big black cars filled with big men in blond felt hats pulled up in front of the school. The crowd seemed to hold its breath. Four big marshals got out of each car and from somewhere in the automobiles they extracted the littlest Negro girl you ever saw, dressed in starchy white, with new white shoes on feet so little they were almost round. Her face and little legs were very black against the white;The little girl did not look back at the howling crowd but from the size the whites of her eyes showed like those of a frightened fawn. The men turned her around like a doll, and then the strange procession moved up the broad walk toward the school, and the child was even more a mite because the men were so big. Steinbeck had come to New Orleans in part to see the cheerleaders, as he called those then protesting New Orleans school integration, and he describes what he found first hand, as he witnessed some of the protests:
No newspaper had printed the words these women shouted. It was indicated that they were indelicate, some even said obscene. . . . But now I heard the words, bestial and filthy and degenerate. In a long and unprotected life I have seen and heard the vomitings of demoniac humans before. Why then did these screams fill me with a shocked and sickened sorrow?
Steinbeck wrote that he knew something was wrong and distorted and out of drawing in what he had seen in New Orleans. He had formerly counted himself as a friend of New Orleans; knew the city fairly well, had his favorite haunts there, and also had many treasured friends there â " thoughtful, gentle people, with a tradition of kindness and courtesy. Where were they now, he wondered; the ones whose arms would ache to gather up a small, scared, black mite? Answering his own question, he wrote: "I don't know where they were. Perhaps they felt as helpless as I did, but they left New Orleans misrepresented to the world. The crowd, no doubt, rushed home to see themselves on television, and what they saw went out all over the world, unchallenged by the other things I know are there;
Another influence on Rockwell at this time was likely Erik Erikson, a psychoanalyst at the Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts where Rockwell then lived and worked. Erikson treated Rockwell occasionally for bouts of depression, was Rockwell's friend, and also had a passion for civil rights. Erikson was a colleague and mentor to a younger child psychiatrist named Robert Coles, who had begun working with Ruby Bridges and other children in the early school desegregation cases in 1961. Coles had found that segregation had damaged the self-esteem of the little girls, and by 1963 he had written a series of articles beginning in March for The Atlantic Monthly magazine profiling Ruby Bridges experiences during integration of the Frantz school. He also published The Desegregation of Southern Schools: A Psychiatric Study, a short book. Erikson may well have made Rockwell aware of these at the time he was painting 'The Problem We All Live With.'
It appears Rockwell began working on the Ruby Bridges painting sometime in 1963, also finishing it that year. The editors at Look decided to use it in their January 14th, 1964 edition. On the cover of that issue, a portion of which is shown at right, Look featuredphotos of American homes in various urban and suburban settings, along with a few family shots, billing its cover story as: How We Live: Up in the city, Down on the farm, Out in the suburbs. In homes packed with pride, prejudice and love.
There was no special mention or billing of Norman Rockwell's painting on the cover. The illustration would be found in the middle of the magazine as a full two-page spread with no accompanying text. In the table of contents it was billed under art with the title "The Problem We All Live With." It appeared amidst a series of articles with titles such as: "Their First Home, Down On The Farm, and Their Dream House Is On Wheels. One of the stories focused on Theodore and Beverly Mason, a black family living in a mixed community in Ludlow, Ohio.
Rockwell's former Saturday Evening Post fans, coming upon this painting in Look, may have been quite surprised. In fact, the painting did elicit reaction from Look's readers, as the magazine received letters from those who were deeply moved by it, as well as those who were angered by it. Some analysts would later note that precisely because Rockwell was an artist dear to the hearts of many conservatives for his renderings of Americana and American values, that his new work on civil rights subjects may have made some of these same fans think twice about America's racial problem at that time, helping them face up to racism. Rockwell himself would later say of his change in subject matter: For 47 years, I portrayed the best of all possible worlds; grandfathers, puppy dogs, things like that. That kind of stuff is dead now, and I think it's about time. Rockwell appears to have been quite comfortable with what he offered in the Ruby Bridges painting. In fact, in a letter he later wrote to the NAACP, Rockwell offered the illustration to the civil rights group, suggesting they reproduce the illustration as a poster to publicize their progress and accomplishments. It is not known here what the NAACP made of this offer, or if the illustration was ever used as Rockwell suggested. Rockwell, in any case, had more work to come on civil rights issues; work that would also be published by Look magazine, two of which are explored below.
Apart from Rockwell's work, Look also published cover stories on civil rights issues in that period. On March 23, 1965 the magazine featured The Negro Now story by Robert Penn Warren on its cover, describing its content with a series of questions, also on the cover: How far has the Negro come?, What is the South ready to concede? What happens next in the North?, Can we move forward without violence?, and Who speaks for the Negro now?
In June 2011 at the White House, Norman Rockwell's 1963 painting, The Problem We All Live With, depicting a famous school desegregation scene in New Orleans, began a period of prominent public display with the support of President Obama. The White House exhibition of Rockwells piece, which ran most of 2011, drew national attention to an iconic moment in Americas troubled civil rights history.
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