by decade, Rockwell's pictures chronicled the
introduction of radio and television, automobile
and airplane travel, and even flights to the
moon. During the Second World War, Rockwell
brought to life the words of President Franklin
D. Roosevelt with his series of paintings The
At age 70, Rockwell embarked on a new chapter
in his career, for Look magazine, and made some
surprisingly hard-hitting pictures addressing
the Civil Rights struggle. In 1977, Rockwell
received the nation's highest civilian honor,
the Presidential Medal of Freedom, for his "vivid
and affectionate portraits of our country."
He died peacefully at his home in Stockbridge
on November 8, 1978, at the age of 84.