Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), born in New York, New York, was a 20th century American painter and illustrator who depicted American culture in The Saturday Evening Post. He attended the National Academy of Design in 1910 and later transferred to the Art Students League. At the age of 22, he painted his first cover for The Saturday Evening Post and created 321 covers during his career there.His subjects included nuclear families, mischievous children, and small-town life. His work has achieved an iconic status, and his painting Freedom from Want (1943) has been reproduced countless times in contemporary culture. He created over 4,000 original artwork pieces during his lifetime.