National Press Club

Norman Rockwell painting on way back to NPC after national tour

February 2, 2012 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

The NPC’s beloved painting, “Norman Rockwell Visits a Country Editor,” is on its way home after spending the past year traveling to Brooklyn, N.Y., El Paso, Texas, Stockbridge, Mass., and Rochester, N.Y.

The painting was part of the highly popular exhibit, “Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera,” sponsored by the Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass. The exhibit, which offered new perspectives on Rockwell’s creative process and his intensive use of photography, was greatly enriched by the inclusion of NPC's “Country Editor,” and it was viewed by thousands of people at each venue.

“Country Editor” appeared on the May 25, 1946, Saturday Evening Post. It depicts the Monroe County Appeal, a weekly that has been published continuously in Paris, Mo., since 1867.

The painting will return to its permanent home outside the Reliable Source in mid-February.