Illustrated Inspiration

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I couldn't help but notice that this week's Sepia Saturday prompt is a Saturday Evening Post cover illustration by the famous artist Norman Rockwell. Rockwell did hundreds of these covers in the 30 years he worked for the Post. I had a chance to view his museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts a few years ago. It houses a massive collection of his work in a beautiful building on the grounds of his estate. You get a very up close vantage point of his work. 

If you ever have the chance to visit the Berkshires of Massachusetts I recommend a stop at the museum. This post was an easy one as it was published by me posted four years ago also for Sepia Saturday.

Norman Rockwell painted the "Freedoms" series during WWII. He wanted to help out the war effort but was to old to enter the military. He did four paintings being inspired by Franklin Delano Roosevelt's speech on freedoms presented to the 77th United States Congress on January 6, 1941.

Freedom of  Speech, Freedom to Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear were the titles of each work. Rockwell's series of four paintings. which included this painting entitled Freedom from Want were published in the Saturday Evening Post in 1943.




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