Norman Rockwell’s iconic Four Freedoms (Freedom from Fear, Freedom from Want, Freedom of Worship and Freedom of Speech) were inspired by the Four Freedoms State of the Union Address given by Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 6, 1941. One of Norman Rockwell’s most well-known and hard to find pieces is Freedom from Want, which was published on the March 6, 1943 issue of The Saturday Evening Post. The famous painting was also included on the cover of Rockwell’s 1946 book Norman Rockwell, Illustrator, written during the height of Rockwell’s fame, as he was then known as America’s most popular illustrator.
Of Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms, Freedom from Want is the most seen pieces of art—often featured in art books and has become a nostalgic symbol of the American Thanksgiving holiday. The painting depicts an elderly couple serving a Thanksgiving turkey to a happy and eagerly awaiting family. The iconic Freedom from Want painting promotes the importance of family togetherness and traditional values. Norman Rockwell’s image is dominated by regionalism and idealism.
Norman Rockwell sums up the message of Freedom from Want saying, “I paint life as I would like it to be.”
The unity portrayed in Freedom from Want is what makes the painting a classic image for the Thanksgiving holiday, and despite efforts to recreate the image and the message the painting displays, no other artist has accomplished what Rockwell accomplished with Freedom from Want.
This important and difficult to find piece is available through The Art Attraction as a never framed, mint condition original signed and number lithograph.
Size: 29 x 35
Retail Value: $15,000
The Art Attraction’s Price: $8,750
It’s very difficult to find this piece of art in this perfect of condition!
If you’re interested in owning this difficult to find and iconic piece of art just in time for Thanksgiving, contact Gary Benjamin today—he’ll be happy to help you.