Norman Rockwell’s grandfather named Hill came to the United States from England.
Norman Rockwell was born on February 3, 1894, in New York City, New York, United States. He was the second son of Jarvis Waring Rockwell, an office manager on a cotton textile firm, and Anne Mary Hill.
When Norman was seven, the family moved to Mamaroneck, New York where the boy spent the rest of his childhood. Norman’s parents were devout people that’s why his younger son sang in the church choir. Till the age of ten, Norman spent the summers in the country observing the particularities of its life. Later, this knowledge helped him in some of his canvases.
From an early age, Norman Rockwell revealed his passion for art and drawing. He often sketched with his father, an amateur painter, and visualized the characters from the stories by his favorite author Charles Dickens. Soon, by contrast to his elder brother, Jarvis Waring Rockwell, Jr., who was an athlete, Norman made a strong decision to become an artist.
It must be noted that the artist’s grandfather, Hill, was a landscapist and portraitist from England.