Henry Ford, The Boy Who Put the World on Wheels, by Norman Rockwell, 1951-1952

Summary

Norman Rockwell created eight paintings for Ford Motor Company's 50th Anniversary calendar project. Four of the paintings highlighted Henry Ford's past and his impact on the larger world, while the others focused on Ford Motor Company's present and future. In this painting, the young Henry Ford shows a skeptical village blacksmith his concept for an automobile.

Norman Rockwell created eight paintings for Ford Motor Company's 50th Anniversary calendar project. Four of the paintings highlighted Henry Ford's past and his impact on the larger world, while the others focused on Ford Motor Company's present and future. In this painting, the young Henry Ford shows a skeptical village blacksmith his concept for an automobile.

Artifact

Oil painting (Visual work)

Date Made

circa 1952

Subject Date

circa 1873

Creators

Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978 

Place of Creation

United States 

Creator Notes

Painted by Norman Rockwell

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

64.167.1325.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Oil paint (Paint)

Technique

Oil painting (Technique)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 16.438 in  (framed)

Width: 16.875 in  (framed)

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