norman rockwell - David Eisenhauer Heidi Harless DDM200 Norman Rockwell Rosie the Riveter a name heard across the globe and probably one of the most

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David Eisenhauer Heidi Harless DDM200 12/5/2019 Norman Rockwell Rosie the Riveter, a name heard across the globe and probably one of the most recognizable female characters ever created. Norman Rockwell on the other hand, a name not most know but is, in fact, the creator behind this character who is so popular to the public now. At a time of chaos in Europe, the allies needed propaganda to boost American confidence and send a message that our effort was going to help win the war. Thus, a strong independent woman figure was created to recruit female workers to work in defense industries during world war 2. Rockwell did not know at the time but he had created one of the most iconic images of working women. But it wasn’t until a man by the name of J. Howard Miller would come along and give Rockwell’s character a saying (“We can do it!”) that would give the character a glow of hope and spirit to women across the world. Rockwell’s art would go on to inspire women of all ages to enter the workforce and would give hope to anyone who laid their eyes on his posters. In this paper, I will cover who Norman Rockwell is, How he inspired the artist J. Howard Miller into making the most powerful graphic art of the 20th and 21st century, and who Rosie the Riveter is and why she is important. Norman Rockwell was born in New York City in 1894. At an early age, Rockwell grew up longing to be an artist. When he turned 14, Rockwell took some art classes at the New York School of Art. He soon left high school in 1910 to study art at NAOD (National Academy of
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