Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) is the most popular painter in American history. His career, marked by 47 years working with The Saturday Evening Post, reflect the concerns and issues of American society for close to seven decades.
During World War II, Norman Rockwell responded to President Franklin D. Roosevelt's famous January 6, 1941 Adress to the Congress known as the Fours Freedoms, a genuine manifesto for free world in the face of totalitarianism. He painted four canvases, the reproductions of which were widely circulated and encouraged Americans and others troughout the world to support the war effort.
This commitment to defending freedom and essential human rights became more prevalent after World War II. Scenes from everyday life, portraying humor and tenderness, alternated with more profound socially-conscious works. Norman Rockwell paid homage to the United Nations and took a stance, in his own way, in the American civil rights movement and for government transparency surrounding the operations carried out in Vietnam.
Catalog of the exhibition Rockwell, Roosevelt - The Four Freedoms taking place from June 7 to October 27, 2019 at the Caen Memorial.
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