Norman Rockwell, ‘Weighing In (The Jockey)’, 1958, Heather James Fine Art
Norman Rockwell, ‘Weighing In (The Jockey)’, 1958, Heather James Fine Art
Norman Rockwell, ‘Weighing In (The Jockey)’, 1958, Heather James Fine Art
Norman Rockwell, ‘Weighing In (The Jockey)’, 1958, Heather James Fine Art
Norman Rockwell, ‘Weighing In (The Jockey)’, 1958, Heather James Fine Art
Norman Rockwell, ‘Weighing In (The Jockey)’, 1958, Heather James Fine Art
Norman Rockwell, ‘Weighing In (The Jockey)’, 1958, Heather James Fine Art
Norman Rockwell, ‘Weighing In (The Jockey)’, 1958, Heather James Fine Art
Norman Rockwell, ‘Weighing In (The Jockey)’, 1958, Heather James Fine Art
Norman Rockwell, ‘Weighing In (The Jockey)’, 1958, Heather James Fine Art
Norman Rockwell, ‘Weighing In (The Jockey)’, 1958, Heather James Fine Art

Norman Rockwell's Weighing In (The Jockey) was originally created for the June 28, 1958 Saturday Evening Post cover. It is a full color, offset print measuring 19 by 25 inches and hand signed in permanent ink by Norman Rockwell.

Rockwell's portrait of Eddie Arcaro and the racing steward who dwarfs him, was painted for an issue of the Post in which Arcaro, then at the peak of his career, was profiled.

Signature: Signed lower right, "Norman Rockwell"

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA
Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA, acquired from the above

About Norman Rockwell

Few artists are as closely tied to the American identity as Norman Rockwell—though the idealistic images of happy families, playful school children, and humble towns he created during his 47-year career at the Saturday Evening Post were nostalgic even in their day. “The view of life I communicate in my pictures excludes the sordid and ugly,” the artist said. “I paint life as I would like it to be.” To create these detailed slices of life, Rockwell created meticulously planned photographic studies. After leaving the Post in the 1960s, his paintings took a more political turn, and he spent the last decade of his life creating works that dealt with issues such as civil rights and the fight against poverty.

American, February 3, 1894 - November 8, 1978, New York, New York, based in Stockbridge, Massachusetts

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