About the Artwork

Saturday Evening Post Cover April 16, 1955.

The Art Critic may be one of Rockwell's most popular and analyzed works. The scene's subtle movement from reality to fantasy is a classic example of the artist's charm and humor. Rockwell used his wife Mary and eldest son Jarvis as his final models.

The original oil painting is part of the Norman Rockwell Museum Collection, and featured in the exhibition Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract World, on view June 17 through October 29, 2016.

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Norman Rockwell Museum Custom Prints is your exclusive source for custom reproductions authorized and available for purchase directly from the Norman Rockwell Museum. All items that are offered are produced using gallery-quality materials and the color is managed in a manner that produces a reproduction as true to the original as modern technology will allow.


Many of the works offered through this store are exclusive and not available anywhere else. We offer all 321 of the iconic works Rockwell created as Saturday Evening Post covers, including many other classic illustrations from his archive.


You have found the work that speaks to you. Now what? Using our innovative custom framing tool, you can preview exactly what your finished and framed art will look like. We offer many different moulding styles so there is sure to be a match for any type of decor.