Matthew R. Perry

Norman Rockwell’s “The Gossip”

In Uncategorized on October 8, 2006 at 5:08 pm


  1. […] It seems that there are people who should keep secrets but do not, while others should not keep that they end up keeping. We live in an upside down world where evil is good and good is evil — but here in the church we tend to be upside down as well. It reminds me of this great Norman Rockwell picture called “The Gossip.” […]

  2. […] said, I think "No Swimming" is a 1921 painting. The Copyright may have expired. Gossip. The 50 year period starts after the author is dead. This extraordinary artist died in 1978. In […]

  3. […] finally, we are social animals – Norman Rockwell got this right in his famous painting The Gossip in 1948 – way before we made sharing and connecting easier and more fun, and […]

  4. that’s how fast rumors spread out in this community………….

  5. I swear I saw a similar illustration, quite possibly inspired by this one, but in which all the participants had telephones. It was on the cover of our phone book sometime in the 1970s or 1980s. Does anyone remember it?

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