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:
Mr. and Mrs. Thaddeus Wheaton (Mrs. Wheaton was Norman Rockwell’s real-life cook)
Norman Rockwell’s mother Nancy
Norman Rockwell’s wife Mary
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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