NCPA Foundation
100 Daingerfield Road
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: 800.544.7447
or 703.683.8200
Fax: 703.683.3619
ncpaf@ncpanet.org

Show Your Support

The NCPA Foundation is pleased to offer collectable art prints for purchase to spruce up the waiting room of businesses, adorn the walls at pharmacy schools, or send customers as an appreciation gift.

Proceeds from sales support the NCPA Foundation, a nonprofit charitable 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted under federal tax law. Your support helps the foundation "preserve the legacy of independent pharmacy" through:

  • Scholarships to students with a demonstrated interest in independent pharmacy
  • Community service health-awareness initiatives
  • Critical research and programs to improve the success of independent pharmacy
  • Financial assistance to community pharmacy owners for their recovery in the event of natural disasters or other adverse circumstances
  • And much more!

Print by Norman Rockwell – The Pharmacist: Download the order form here. Throughout his remarkable career, renowned artist Norman Rockwell (1894 – 1978) accepted commercial commissions from hundreds of companies. From 1929-61, Rockwell created images for the advertising campaigns of three healthcare firms: The Upjohn Company, Lambert Pharmacal, and American Optical. His nostalgic images captured scenes that we all could relate to from everyday life.

When Upjohn hired Rockwell in the 1930s, the focus of the company’s research had shifted from medicines made largely from plant-based products to ones derived from animal extracts and chemicals. The company aimed to reassure Americans and medical professionals of the safety of these new types of medication. Consequently, Upjohn executives hired the popular Rockwell to prepare images for their national advertising campaign.

The Pharmacist, painted in 1955, was one of the last images Rockwell produced for the company. While Rockwell did not always have full control over the design of other advertising campaigns, Upjohn gave the artist latitude to express himself. In this art image, Rockwell depicts a pharmacist dispensing liquid into a graduate. He was instructed to position the bottle in the subject's right hand so that the Upjohn label would not be visible, as it was common practice for pharmacists to protect the labels from drips. Upjohn also asked Rockwell to include an assortment of the company's pharmaceuticals, an Upjohn price book, the U.S. Pharmacopoeia, and the National Dispensary.