Beyond the legendary status that he had achieved during his lifetime, artist Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) was a masterful visual communicator with a deeply held belief in the imperative of peace, prosperity and basic human rights for all the people of the world. His compassionate images of family, community, and the challenging issues facing a rapidly changing world became a defining national influence, reaching viewers by the millions in the most popular periodicals of his day. In 1952, at the height of the Cold War and two years into the Korean War, Rockwell conceived an image of the United Nations as the world’s hope for the future. His appreciation for the newly formed organization and its mission inspired a complex work portraying members of the Security Council and 65 people representing the nations of the world. Researched and developed to the final drawing

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