Like the rest of his Four Freedoms paintings, Norman Rockwell called on his friends and family to pose as the characters pictured at the table in his iconic Freedom From Want. Clockwise from center to right:

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), "Freedom from Want," 1943. Oil on canvas, 45 ¾ x 35 ½". Story illustration for "The Saturday Evening Post," March 6, 1943. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©1943 SEPS: Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), “Freedom from Want,” 1943. Oil on canvas, 45 ¾ x 35 ½”. Story illustration for “The Saturday Evening Post,” March 6, 1943. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©1943 SEPS: Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN

Mr. and Mrs. Thaddeus Wheaton (Mrs. Wheaton was Norman Rockwell’s real-life cook)

Lester Brush

Florence Lindsey

Norman Rockwell’s mother Nancy

Jim Martin

Dan Walsh

Norman Rockwell’s wife Mary

Charles Lindsey

Bill Hoisington

Shirely Hoisington

Norman Rockwell once remarked that the turkey was the only model he ever ate.

 

The Four Freedoms are part of the permanent collection at Norman Rockwell Museum, and are housed in their own special gallery space. Join us this Thanksgiving weekend–we love company! The Museum is closed ThanksgivingDay, but will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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"Four Freedoms" models, circa 1943. Photo ©Norman Rockwell Digital Collections. All rights reserved.

“Four Freedoms” models, circa 1943. Photo ©Norman Rockwell Digital Collections. All rights reserved.

 

 

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