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Norman Rockwell.


Named after Norman Rockwell.


Rockwellesque (comparative more Rockwellesque, superlative most Rockwellesque)

  1. (chiefly US) Characteristic of the artwork of Norman Rockwell, particularly his idealistic, quaint, or sentimental portrayals of American life.
    • 1980. Washington Post, 6 Apr 1980, G1:
      It's an oasis in the midst of a concrete jungle,' said Dowd, a gaunt, ruddy-faced Norman Rockwellesque figure.
    • 1994. Vanity Fair, July 1994, 113/1:
      Afterward, there is a Norman Rockwellesque church supper.
    • 2001. Modesto Bee, 23 Nov 2001, B8:
      I saw a rather disturbing cartoon on the Opinion page today..a Norman Rockwellesque family sitting down to a serving of bin Laden.


  • "Norman Rockwellesque". Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford University Press. 2nd ed. 1989.