This limited edition offset print is an image rendered by Norman Rockwell entitled America Builds for Tomorrow for the Boys Scouts of America. The print is a depiction of scouts working together to build a birdhouse. This depiction was used for the 1938 Boy Scout calendar illustration. The print has rich vibrant colors with a white border in excellent condition and has not been conserved. One of the many outstanding features of this print is in Norman Rockwell's eye for detail that engages the viewer. The print measures 14 X 11 inches and is hand signed by Norman Rockwell at the bottom in permanent marker.
In 1924, Rockwell began painting what would become a half-century of calendar images for the Boys Scouts of America. Each of these featured a scouting-themed painting using models from his successive home towns of New Rochelle, New York, Arlington, Vermont, and Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The yearly calendar was published by Brown & Bigelow, one of the nation's largest calendar publishers, today the Boys Scouts of America own a sizable portion of the fifty-two calendar scenes which Rockwell painted.
The series "Through the Eyes of Norman Rockwell" are a collection of forty-four limited edition prints all hand signed by Rockwell in Pitt Pen, and measuring 14" X 11". The original portfolios that circulated never included personally signed copies, and were sold to the public for $8.50 with an available coupon.
The purchase of any limited edition Norman Rockwell print is accompanied by an Authenticity Certificate signed by our Museum Director, a complimentary one-year Museum family membership, and care and handling instructions for the print. Payment plans are available. All limited edition print purchases contribute directly to the Norman Rockwell Museum to preserve and present the art and legacy of Norman Rockwell. Please contact us for more information at 413.931.2237 or 800.742.9450. Or Email: MDuffy@nrm.org