Here is another Rockwell painting that is seen far too infrequently.

Lincoln For The Defense, Norman Rockwell.

Someone once told me that “A good design is one in which you’ve removed everything you can remove”. I think this painting is a nice example of that notion.

There is so much I love about this painting;
The way the canvas echoes Lincoln’s form,
The way the suspender echoes the man’s chains,
The way he’s managed to tell a whole story, and implied a whole life-time of conviction, with just the strength of Lincoln’s hand.