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Norman Rockwell's "Four Freedoms"

22 minutes 15 seconds



Franklin D. Roosevelt’s call to defend freedom worldwide through the Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear—now considered a sublime moment in rhetorical history—did not turn out to be the immediate triumph he envisioned. It would take continuous efforts and scores of patriotic artists to give his Four Freedoms new life. Most prominent among them was Norman Rockwell, whose images became a national sensation in early 1943 when they were first published in the Saturday Evening Post. Learn more in this documentary from the Norman Rockwell Museum, and see Rockwell's original works on view in our exhibition Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms.

Creative: Tronvig Group