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For each of the Famous Artists, drawing was a tool for seeing — 
an integral aspect of artistic expression that allowed them to
formulate and capture the fleeting essence of ideas and refine
picture concepts. As we’ll see in this chapter, creative approaches
to drawing let the mind roam free and help ideas take shape.
Norman Rockwell rarely had time to sketch uninterruptedly unless he was traveling — 
an activity that refreshed him and took him away from the deadlines of a busy illustration
practice. He traveled extensively throughout his life for both business and pleasure. This
rare sketchbook page documents the artist’s travels to France in 1932, where he recorded
the architectural details of the historic Pont Neuf, the oldest standing bridge across the
Seine River in Paris.
DRAWING
AS A TOOL
FOR SEEING
3
Norman Rockwell
Sketchbook drawings, 1932
Pencil on paper
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