Norman Rockwell`s "The Four Freedoms" as Portraits of the USA
Norman Rockwell’s classic depictions of small town, family life has delighted the public for decades. A popular contributor to the Saturday Evening Post and other publications, Rockwell was born February 3rd, 1894. His work has often been considered timeless and is still quite popular, even today. Many of his paintings have been reprinted on coffee mugs, calendars, wall art, and even postage stamps since his death in November 1978. One of Rockwell’s most notorious series, The Four Freedoms, was inspired by President Roosevelt’s World War II-era speech of the same name. The series was well received by the public, raising millions of dollars for the war bond effort.
Inspiration for The Four Freedoms
The Four Freedoms as Portraits of America
Public Reception of The Four Freedoms