The Washington Post – How relevant are four Norman Rockwell paintings from 1943? You’d be surprised.
In his January 1941 address to Congress, as World War II loomed, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued a streamlined statement… Read More
‘Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms’ Open Now Through April in DC Seventy-eight years after President Franklin D…. Read More
U.S Rep. Richard Neal and the Norman Rockwell Museum hosted a Washington D.C. reception Tuesday to celebrate the Berkshire County… Read More
WASHINGTON, DC – “The Four Freedoms” is among American painter Norman Rockwell’s most popular works. First published in the widely… Read More
Feeling a little hopeless about the American political experiment? A cure for what ails you might be to wander through “Enduring Ideals:… Read More
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…. Read More
The name of a new exhibition at the New York Historical Society examining Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms paintings, and the political context in which they were conceived, is Enduring Ideals. The ideals in question – freedom of speech and worship; freedom from want and fear – were elucidated by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, first in an ad-libbed conversation with reporters at his residence in Hyde Park, and later in his 1941 State of the Union address…. Read More