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"Norman Rockwell", Rockwell, Freedom, Worship, Religion, peace, "war bonds" catholic, jew, protestant, 3D

"Freedom of Worship" by Norman Rockwell in 3D

Saturday Evening Post Cover: February 27, 1943

Size of Original: 35.5” W X 46” H

Location of Original: Norman Rockwell Museum of Stockbridge

Rockwell said that this painting was the most difficult to finish of all the Four Freedoms paintings and it was the last of the Four Freedoms to be finished.

Initially he wanted the scene to be located inside a barbershop with various races and religions all inside relating in harmony. The partially completed painting had the barber as a white Protestant and black, Caucasian and Jewish customers waiting. There was even a Catholic priest included.

When this draft painting was seen by others it was criticized for having the people as being too stereotypical and the people didn’t look like what they felt they should look like.

Rockwell discarded this painting and had a few more unsuccessful attempts. Under a deadline pressure from the publishers he came up with the version that we know just from his own thoughts.

Fortunately, the finished painting was very well received.