Freedom from Fear

Freedom from Fear
Artist Norman Rockwell
Year 1943
Medium Oil on canvas
Location Private Collection
Dimensions 45 3/4 x 35 1/2 in,
116.2 x 90.2 cm
Norman Rockwell Famous Artwork
Freedom of Speech, 1943
Freedom from Want, 1943
Freedom of Worship, 1943
Freedom from Fear, 1943
The Problem We All Live With, 1964
Breaking Home Ties, 1954
Russian Schoolroom, 1967
Rosie The Riveter, 1943
Complete Works

Freedom from Fear is a World War II era painting by Norman Rockwell. Its contents promote the notion that winning the war against the axis powers can safeguard the future for children.

Parents and their Children

The image of the painting shows a mother and father tucking their children in their bed. The father holds onto a newspaper that proclaims the ongoing war. The father does not look at the paper at all, but is concentrating on the children resting in their bed.

Rockwell, Americana and World War II

Norman Rockwell was famous for his works that truly captured the American experience at the time his painting was made. This painting was inspired by Franklin D. Roosevelt’s State of the Union Address. The painting shows the concern of the parents is the well-being of their children with the children being symbolic of the future of America. The imagery of the children draws on the notion that a parent will do anything for their child and this translates into freedom of any fear to engage the enemy and win the war.

2 responses to “Freedom from Fear”

  1. Rose gamiere says:

    These are the finest plates I have seen, and need to know more about them, please Norman is the finest artist of the modern world and it’s history. All is captured in his fine work.

  2. Rose gamiere says:

    Need to know about the gold rimmed plate collection, which includes this one, and the value of this set. I would like to know where they came from and how many sets there are, please.

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