An Arlington resident for years, Norman Rockwell was noted for his paintings of everyday people and situations. His art tells stories of middle class America and possesses a humor that has delighted generations of Americans. He was a meticulous craftsman, his illustrations showing careful observation and great technical skill. Four of his most famous works, “The Four Freedoms”, were painted in Arlington during WWII using his neighbors as his models. They appeared in the Saturday Evening Post and were also used to raise over in war bonds.
“Without thinking too much about it in specific terms, I was showing the America I knew and observed to others who might not have noticed.” – Norman Rockwell