Day 55- Stories about brothers Jarvis & Norman Rockwell

Happy Wednesday, which means Happy Kane History story night! Many of you know of the illustrator Norman Rockwell, but do you know about his older brother Jarvis?

Tonight Denny Driscoll shares stories about both of the Rockwells and their connection to Kane.


A few pics:

Jarvis in his workshop on the corner of Welsh and Biddle. The painting above Jarvis to the right is an original Norman Rockwell


Norman’s workshop in Massachusetts. The wooden ship on the wall was made by Jarvis


A portrait made by Richard Rockwell, the son of Jarvis. The family on the easel is Jarvis and Norman as kids with their parents. Norman and his wife and children are on the left. Jarvis and his wife and children are on the right


A copy of the original Norman Rockwell painting that was given to the Kane High School as a gift from the class of 1936, the year John Rockwell graduated. John is the son of Jarvis


Norman Rockwell


Our storyteller, Denny Driscoll


What is a story from Kane’s history you would like to hear on a Wednesday during 100 Days of Kane, PA?


4 thoughts on “Day 55- Stories about brothers Jarvis & Norman Rockwell

  1. Would like to hear about the Red Bridge prisoner of war camp that housed German prisoners of war during WWII. Also further info on Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus which both entertained for a number of years.

  2. I am Jarvis’ Granddaughter, Peggy Rockwell Buzanski. My father was Jarvis’ eldest son, John. I really enjoyed watching this Day 55 video. One more thing about my Uncle Richard. He was the cartoonist for Milt Caniff and he did all the illustrations for Steve Canyon during the 40’s and 50’s. I have an original of one of his courtroom illustrations.

    1. Peggy, I’m so glad you wrote! Your grandfather is a great part of Kane history. Thank you for the information about your Uncle Richard! Please let us know if you ever come to visit Kane. We’d love to say hello!

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