The Stepford Scouts: An Analysis of Beyond the Easel by Norman Rockwell

Hey Fellers, Come On In! 1920. Public Domain.

Norman Rockwell’s illustration Beyond the Easel (BTE) is a strange image. First it is a portrait of the artist as an old man, and as a scout dignitary or leader. From what I read, Rockwell was never a member of the Boy Scouts, (I can’t make sense of the writing over his shirt pocket and it certainly isn’t meant to say his name or Boy Scouts of America) but according…