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Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms

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Norman Rockwell‘s Four Freedoms is a set of four works he painted in 1943 to celebrate the four freedoms President Franklin D. Roosevelt mentioned in his 1941 State of the Union address: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear. Reproductions of the paintings were featured in The Saturday Evening Post on four consecutive weeks, alongside essays on the topics. The Four Freedoms become some of Rockwell’s most cherished works, especially Freedom from Want, which is now commonly referred to as “Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving.” It was not unusual decades to go see the four works gracing the halls of formal institutions, such as the post offices and schools.

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Freedom From Want (detail)
Freedom From Want (detail)
Freedom of Speech (detail)
Freedom of Speech (detail)
Freedom of Worship (detail)
Freedom of Worship (detail)
Freedom From Fear (detail)
Freedom From Fear (detail)
Freedom From Want
Freedom From Want
Freedom of Speech
Freedom of Speech
Freedom of Worship
Freedom of Worship
Freedom From Fear
Freedom From Fear