GARDNER (CBS) – A painting that hung in the Gardner High School principal’s office for nearly 50 years is headed to the auction block and it’s expected to sell for close to $2 million.
The 1941 painting “Willie Gillis in Convoy” was a gift from Norman Rockwell to former principal Earl Williams in the 1950’s. It hung in the principal’s office until 2001. It has been stashed away in storage for the last 13 years.
The Rockwell original depicts a World War II soldier in the back of a truck with several comrades.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Rod Fritz reports