His life was art, born to be an artist, and had a career as one from a teen. At 14 years old he was pulled out of school to go to Art school, as his talent was undeniable and needed to be developed. He was contributing to National Mags at 17 and he received the title of Art Editor for Boy's Life magazine at only 19. In his early twenties he wanted to enlist to the Army, and his initial attempt was rejected as he was too thin, and over a day due to his determination to go on tour he shoved his face with Milk, Bananas and donuts and though he managed to make weight and was accepted, they posted him as Army Artist for his whole time there, and never saw any action. Predestined no doubt.
Due to his long career his work was inspired by so many different things, like the youth and joviality of Childhood, quiet town life and then the war. He was commisioned a series called Four Freedoms depicting the freedoms outlined in a speech from President Franklin Roosevelt, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom From Want and Freedom From Fear. They were outlined as the things needed to be protected and the motivations for Americans fight in World War II. Wikipedia it.
I decided to blog about him, as I just love his work and wanted other people to enjoy and discover him too. This life is so full of amazing creativity and it's such a blessing to reap the fruits of other's work in terms of visual enjoyment.
So who are your favourite Artists that you we should all check out? It may even be your own work of one of a friend, I would love to see. Share them on the comments!