Painted in 1920..
Do you know who painted this?? Does it stir the same amazing feelings for you that it did for me the moment my sister, Kim , sent it to me ?? I bet the world all knows who NORMAN ROCKWELL Is..right?? But who has ever really wondered where Rockwell got his inspiration or his unique style.. I had..often..but of course until seeing this image never really knew there was an answer for that question about Rockwell..and..never knew the artist of this amazing image was an unsung hero by the name of Joseph Christian Leyendecker..born in Germany..brought to our United States with his family and his talented brother, Frank, also an amazing artist.. I want to take you on the amazing journey that led me to the Leyendecker Legacy..I know you will be as enamored as I have been …It all starts right here..with THIS image..and because of my sister seeing it and believing that I would be as taken with it as she was.. (and..remember…we had not yet found out WHO had painted it ..That’s where the FUN begins!!!