Norman Rockwell seemed to enjoy the idea of artwork coming to life, as he has depicted the theme in such classic pictures as The Art Critic and Framed. Fireman, his May 27, 1944 cover for the Saturday Evening Post, continues this humorous trend by featuring a framed portrait of a firefighter hanging in a gallery who watches with concern as a discarded cigarette smolders in front of him. The humor comes from the notion that the fireman can do nothing to extinguish this particular fire hazard, since he is but oil on a canvas. Rockwell was most likely using humor to deal with his own personal tragedy from a year earlier, when his Arlington, Vermont, studio burned to the ground.
QualityNorman Rockwell Museum Custom Prints offers exclusive custom reproductions of artworks in the collections and exhibitions of the Norman Rockwell Museum. Hand-made in the USA using gallery-quality materials, we create prints as true to the original work as possible, using strict color management protocols and state-of-the-art printing technology.
SelectionMany of the works offered through this store are exclusive and not available anywhere else. We are continually adding new artworks to our offering, so be sure to check back regularly as you build your own gallery. A variety of molding styles means our custom framed prints can match any type of decor.