One of my favourite stamp sets is Liberia’s 1979 set on Scouting through the eyes of Norman Rockwell. The set of 50 Stamps issued on September 1, depicts various paintings by Rockwell for the Boy Scouts of America. Norman Rockwell was an American painter, illustrator and writer. Through his lifetime he produced over 4,000 original works.
Rockwell had a relationship with the Boy Scouts of America for 64 years. Between 1925 and 1976, he produced illustrations for the annual calendars produced by the Boy Scouts of America.
Rockwell was born on February 3, 1894, in New York City. At the age of 14, he started attending the Chase Art School. He then attended the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League. His first paying job as an artist was with the Boys Life, the magazine of the Boy Scouts of America.
On November 8, 1978, Rockwell died of emphysema at his home in Massachusetts.