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Tired But Happy Signed Print

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Norman Rockwell's Home From Vacation (Tired But Happy) originally created for the September 13, 1930 Saturday Evening Post cover. Full color offset print measuring 19" by 25" inches, hand signed in permanent ink by Norman Rockwell.

Clues carefully incorporated into this painting of a family returning from vacation assist us in unfolding the details of where the family went, what they did, and how they may have enjoyed it. Travel, Rockwell's only passion other than art, is the subject of many of his paintings. By the time of this painting, Rockwell had been to South America, made three trips to Europe, and just returned from an extended trip to California where he met and married his second wife, Mary Barstow. Soon after, troubled by problems with his work, Rockwell began experimenting with Jay Hambidge's theory of dynamic symmetry in which composition is determined by a system of diagonal lines that are proportional to each other and that create movement. In Home From Vacation (Tired But Happy), strong diagonals give a static subject feeling of movement and life. He employs another device-the classic triangle-for his arrangement of the three figures. Touches of red lead our eye around the canvas and up into the faded lettering of the travel poster, where the subject is announced, in case we have not guessed.

The purchase of any limited edition Norman Rockwell print is accompanied by an authenticity certificate signed by our museum director. Purchases come with museum membership and care and handling instructions for the print. Payments may be made through our interest free 10 month layaway plan. All artist proof 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:

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