Keywords:3D, America, American artist, Norman Rockwell, Rockwell, Rosie, Rosie the Riveter, Saturday Evening Post, States, United, feminist, illustration, nostalgia, patriotism, riveter, war, women's rights
Dimensions3500 x 1800
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Date modified1-Mar-13 06:20
"Rosie the Riveter" by Norman Rockwell in 3D
Saturday Evening Post Cover: May 29, 1943
Size of Original: 40”W X 52”H
Location of Original: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
The model for Rosie was a 19 year old telephone operator named Mary Doyle who lived in Rockwell’s home town of Arlington Vermont. She had one photo session in a different costume than was finally used. Those photos were destroyed in the studio fire of 1943.
She returned for another session over 2 mornings in the costume that was used in the painting. She was paid $5 per day for the 2 sittings.
The slim Mary Doyle was shocked to see her much more muscular physique in the painting. Rockwell apologized for the transformation.
Along with the Four Freedoms, the painting of Rosie the Riveter assisted in war bond drives. The painting was auctioned off during this time.
Rosie the Riveter struck a chord with the public and has been a metaphor for women’s rights and strength as well as national pride and patriotism.
It was sold at Sotheby’s auction for $4,960,000 on May 22, 2002.