"I unconsciously decided that, even if it wasn't an ideal world, it should be and so painted only the ideal aspects of it-pictures in which there are no drunken slatterns or self-centered mothers... only foxy grandpas who played baseball with the kids and boys who fished from logs and got up circuses in the backyard." ~ Norman Rockwell
'Main Street, Stockbridge' (1967) American painter Norman Rockwell (1884-1978). The town of Stockbridge, Massachusetts famous for Norman Rockwell's painting of the village during the holidays, is a magical New England setting as well as that of small town America. Rockwell lived and had his studio in Stockbridge from 1953 to his death in 1978.