The Berkshires Blog

A model and her Norman Rockwell meet again

Published in ArtDaily.com
By James Barron

Charlotte Sorenson was riffling through a newspaper one morning in December when she recognized someone in a gallery advertisement for a Norman Rockwell painting that she had not seen in years: herself. There she was, a teenager in a cluster of schoolmates in graduation-day caps and gowns. Rockwell had called the painting “Bright Future for Banking.”

 

Sorenson, who is 81 and lives in Boulder, Colorado, had posed for Rockwell when she was a 15-year-old high school sophomore in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, the picture-postcard town in the Berkshires where he lived and worked from 1953 until his death in 1978