Give to Receive Rockwell Freedom From Want

Through the end of the year, American Fine Art will be offering incredible opportunities to not only acquire works of art by internationally renowned artists but also to support extraordinary causes and charities in our Give to Receive campaign.

We at American Fine Art are proud to support not only local charities in our community but national and international charities. We have carefully selected charities based on their integrity but also their relevance to the artworks being offered.

This highlighted Give to Receive work is by America’s Most Beloved Artist, Norman Rockwell. With your purchase of this piece, American Fine Art will donate 50% of the proceeds to Feeding America. Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States.

Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms is the featured collection for our Give To Receive campaign. Specifically his Freedom From Want work showing an American family gathered around the dinner table as the mother and father present the turkey. The Four Freedoms consist of the Freedom of Speech, The Freedom of Worship, The Freedom From Fear, and the Freedom from Want.

Norman Rockwell, inspired by President Franklin Roosevelt’s 1941 “Four Freedoms” speech — gave Americans a vision of the freedoms that justified all the sacrifice and suffering the war had brought them.

The famous Four Freedoms paragraphs did not appear in Roosevelt's speech until the fourth draft. One night as advisors and writers met with the President in his White House study, Roosevelt announced that he had an idea for a peroration. Roosevelt then dictated the four freedoms.

Rockwell's paintings of President Roosevelt’s four postwar goals resonated so deeply with Americans in the 1940s that they became iconic symbols of American life, and they are still powerful images of what we prize in our country.

The paintings were a phenomenal success. After their publication, the Post received 25,000 requests for reprints. In May 1943, representatives from the Post and the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced a joint campaign to sell war bonds and stamps.

There is a Rockwell that touches everyone’s heart, whether it is his enchanting illustrations of Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn, the tenderness in the Doctor and the Doll or the inspiration of The Four Freedoms. Rockwell captured Love, Hope , Humanity and emotion like no one ever had. He was a painter of feelings and dreams making our lives a little fuller and richer every day because of his gift.

Feeding America, with its network of food banks, provides food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger.

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