75th Anniversary

Four Freedoms & Art: Q&A with Victo Ngai

Four Freedoms & Art: Q&A with Victo Ngai

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Four Freedoms speech, Four Freedoms Park Conservancy commissioned artist Victo Ngai to create a series of images that commemorate and honor the President's words. We are thrilled to have these images represent the 75th anniversary of the Four Freedoms speech! We asked Ngai to share more about herself, her work, and the process for creating these images for us in the following Q&A.

Remembering the Four Freedoms

Seventy-five year ago, Franklin Roosevelt addressed Congress and the nation on January 6, 1941 and described his vision for a country built on four essential freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. Ambassador William vanden Heuvel, Chair Emeritus & Founder of Four Freedoms Park Conservancy, wrote about Roosevelt's Four Freedoms and their importance, in Norman Rockwell's 1993 book titled Four Freedoms, from which the following excerpt is taken.