June 17, 2013 09:00 ET

IMG Licensing Named by the Family of American Illustrator Norman Rockwell to Expand His Artistic Vision and Legacy Globally

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 17, 2013) -  IMG Licensing, a division of global sports, fashion and media company IMG Worldwide, announced today that it has signed an agreement with The Norman Rockwell Family to expand its licensing rights domestically and worldwide.

For more than 60 years, Norman Rockwell created images of America through his paintings that left a lasting impression on generations of people. His paintings narrated a period in history of the United States when times were ever changing.

"My grandfather painted life as he wanted it to be. This strikes a chord in all of us, especially in the unsettled, chaotic times we are experiencing today. The family is looking forward to our partnership with IMG. Together we will honor and elevate Norman Rockwell's legacy -- his art and his vision of a better America," said Abigail Rockwell.

IMG Licensing will begin managing the current portfolio of existing licenses and will seek opportunities to expand and promote his art, name and legacy.

"IMG is honored to be selected as the Licensing Agency for the Norman Rockwell family. We are looking forward to assisting in the expansion of his art and brand legacy via our global capabilities. His inspirational view of life as depicted in his many pieces of art is timeless and we are excited for the opportunity to work with such an American treasure," Wesley Haynes, Senior Vice President of IMG Licensing, said.

Haynes continues, "With the remarkable portfolio of copyrighted works available for licensing and his brand reputation, the potential is exceptional."

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