The four self-portraits pictured on Norman Rockwell’s canvas in Triple Self-Portrait (1959) – Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent Van Gogh – are his references. They invite us to compare (as he did) how other artists tackled the problem of a self-portrait.
The New-York Historical Society exhibition, Rockwell, Roosevelt, & the Four Freedoms is the inspiration for the NYHistory Store's merchandise. The traveling exhibition, which was organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, explores how Rockwell’s 1943 paintings—Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Fear, and Freedom from Want—gave visual voice to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s call to the defense of freedom worldwide and took their place among the most enduring images in the history of American art. On view through September 2, 2018.