Norman Rockwell (1894 to 1978) Can't Wait, 1972 Calendar Illustration for the Boy Scouts of America for Brown & Bigelow Co. 1972 Media print lithograph on paper
This limited edition offset print is an image rendered by Norman Rockwell entitled Can't Wait for the Boys Scouts of America. The print was used for the Boy Scouts of America 1972 calendar illustration. This print is a depiction of a Cub Scout trying on a very large Boy Scout uniform anticipating wearing one someday. The print has rich vibrant colors with a white border in pristine condition and has not been conserved. An outstanding features of this print is in Norman Rockwell's eye for detail that engages the viewer. The print measures 14 X 11 inches and is hand signed by Norman Rockwell at the bottom in permanent marker.
In 1924, Rockwell began painting what would become a half-century of calendar images for the Boys Scouts of America. Each of these featured a scouting-themed painting using models from his successive home towns of New Rochelle, New York, Arlington, Vermont, and Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The yearly calendar was published by Brown & Bigelow, one of the nation's largest calendar publishers, today the Boys Scouts of America own a sizable portion of the fifty-two calendar scenes which Rockwell painted.