CAMBRIDGE, new york – The Latest on the preservation of a prop in a famous painting by Norman Rockwell (all times are local):
The woman who posed for Norman Rockwell’s painting of the laughing girl with the black eye, ” says the illustrator, “drew smile from me that day.”
Maria Walen Leonard was 11 when she was in Rockwell’s Arlington, Vermont, studio for the Saturday Evening Post cover, which became known as ‘the Girl With the Black Eye” and “The Shiner.”
Walen is now 75, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the illustrator asked her if she would love to win a fight with her brothers.
She said she would, then broke into a smile as Rockwell went on his hands and knees and beat the floor.
The door of the office of the client in the Cambridge, New York, New York school, which served as the setting for the painting is saved and can be seen on the new school.
The door to the New York head of the school, the office of which served as the setting for one of Norman Rockwell’s iconic paintings preserved in an exhibition.
In 1953, Rockwell left his studio in Arlington, Vermont, to go to a school in Cambridge, New York, to view photos of the office of the principal for the painting that became known as ‘the Girl With the Black Eye” or “Shiner.”
It shows a girl with a black left eye and a satisfied smile on her face sitting on a bench outside an office with the word “Principal” on the door.
The door is open enough to reveal the principal and his secretary apparently discussing her impending discipline.
The door was placed in an exhibition in the school, the building is renovated this year.