Norman Rockwell: Painting America’s Stories

Southern New Hampshire University

Jane Oneail holds a master’s in Art History from Boston University and a master’s in Education from Harvard University, and currently lectures at Southern New Hampshire University. Born and raised in New Hampshire, she has served as Executive Director for the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, and Senior Educator at the Currier Museum of Art. Oneail is the founder of Culturally Curious: an arts education consulting firm specializing in art appreciation programs.



“America’s favorite artist,” Norman Rockwell, chronicled middle-class life in the twentieth century. His commercial paintings–produced for calendars, cards, and magazines, including The Saturday Evening Post–portray the heartwarming and humorous aspects of American life. His work focused on shared experiences and relatable themes like childhood, family life, holidays, work, sports and patriotism, and helped to shape the way Americans understood the American experience. This program will introduce the artist, his life and many of his popular paintings that tell the stories of American life.




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Anne Kundert

Norman Rockwell

This was a wonderful presentation! Ms. Oneail delivered a well prepared, interesting and organized talk. Would love to hear/see more of her on One Day University.

8 months ago
Lyn Rosen


This lecture was SO well done and so engaging. Thank you so much!

8 months ago

Rockwell well done.

Great presentation. Very informative and engaging. Thanks!

7 months ago
Lori Drogosh

Norman Rockwell

What an interesting presentation on a great American painter. Thank you!

6 months ago

Norman Rockwell and Me

I’ve always loved Norman Rockwell’s art work so I was very appreciative of how well some of his paintings and illustrations were presented in a thematic way. I commend the presenter on her interesting, humorous, thought-provoking lecture about this great American artist.
Sandy Sklarew, Virginia USA

6 months ago
Hermine Abramson

Story wonderfully told and illustrated!

6 months ago


5 months ago

Beautifully done! Thank you!

I have always loved Norman Rockwell, but this was a behind the scenes story that resonated with me. The show stopper was the Sistine Chapel. Wow.

1 week ago
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