USA Today Featured: A New Book Celebrates the Vermonters Who Posed for Norman Rockwell | Books | Seven Days

Steve Haggerty’s memories of vacations in Vermont in the 1960s and ’70s conjure images worthy of Norman Rockwell paintings. There’s a reason: Some of them literally were Rockwell paintings. “Norman got his models, most of them, within a two-mile area,” Haggerty said, referring to Arlington, the southern Vermont town where Rockwell lived and created his much-loved magazine […]

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The Reviews Are Pouring In!

“Of the over 4,000 illustrations Rockwell painted, Haggerty has picked the best of the best, which feature models still living and willing to share their stories. Complete with model biographies, sources, references, and illustrations of Rockwell’s work coupled with photographs of the models, this is as fascinating a read as it is entertaining and educational.” Emily-Jane Hills Orford, Readers’ […]

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Northeast Public Radio Interview with Joe Donahue

New book tells the stories of Norman Rockwell’s models In 1940, America’s favorite illustrator Norman Rockwell, his wife Mary and their three sons moved to the picturesque rural village of West Arlington, Vermont. The artist discovered a treasure trove of models. S.T. Haggerty’s “Norman Rockwell’s Models: In and out of the Studio” is the first […]

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Always Running Late. Norman Rockwell’s Pressure Cooker.

When Norman Rockwell walked into his kitchen in West Arlington, Vermont, where he lived from 1940-1953, he would scoot past the stove if the pressure cooker confronted him. The way the steam hissed as it escaped through the cover’s valve made him nervous. Our family friend Marie Briggs was his cook/housekeeper then, and relayed this […]

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