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In New York, Rockwell’s Vision of FDR’s ‘Freedoms’

Publisher: 
Wall Street Journal
Date: 
May 12, 2018
In early 1941, with the U.S. almost a year away from entering World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt used his annual message to Congress to set out what he called the “Four Freedoms”—freedom of speech and worship, freedom from want and fear. Two years later, at the height of the war, the Saturday Evening Post used four consecutive issues to publish images inspired by FDR’s speech, all done by America’s best-known illustrator, Norman Rockwell. The formally executed oil-on-canvas originals now form the center of an exhibition at the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library. The show recalls Rockwell in his creative prime and includes about 150 additional artworks and objects, including some 30 Rockwell oils, like his 1943 “Rosie the Riveter.” Read more…
Creative: Tronvig Group