Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Norman Rockwell: Happy Thanksgiving and The Four Freedoms

Freedom From Want
Norman Rockwell 1943
Known as The Thanksgiving Picture or I'll Be Home For Christmas
Today I share this and three more works of art by Norman Rockwell.
Did you know they are called The Four Freedoms?
I'll share the story behind the four paintings plus more covers of The Saturday Evening Post ..click read more....


You can see many more of The Rockwell Paintings at The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.  It is home to The world's largest collection of original Rockwell Art.

FOUR FREEDOMS

Freedom of Speech story here



Freedom of Worship story here

Freedom From Want story here


Freedom From Fear story here

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt 
The Four Freedoms is a series of four 1943 oil paintings by the American Artist Norman Rockwell.  The paintings above are not at the Norman Rockwell Museum.  The Four Freedoms refer to President Franklin D. Roosevelt's January 1941 Four Freedoms State of the Union Address in which he identified essential human rights that should be universally protected. (read more here)

I've always loved that painting, well frankly I love all of Norman Rockwell's Paintings.  I never knew the history behind the most famous of them all above and wanted to share with you just in case you didn't know the history/story behind the paintings above.

Norman Rockwell early in his career



I'm adding more Saturday Evening Post Covers that may interest you.

Guernsey Moore (1874-1925)
Thanksgiving number
Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post (November 19, 1905)




credit
J. C. Leyendecker (1874-1951)
Thanksgiving Number
Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post (November 21, 1908)




J. C. Leyendecker (1874-1951)
Thanksgiving
Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post (November 23, 1935)


credit
Gertrude Alice Kay (1884-1939)
Preparing Pumpkin Pie
Cover illustration for American Girl Magazine (November 1936)


Happy Thanksgiving

2 comments:

  1. Love Norman Rockwell. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. xo

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    1. His work brings back memories of earlier times for me. Happy Thanksgiving to you Kim!

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