Franklin D. Roosevelt.  In 1936, Kearfott, who was a great admirer of Franklin Roosevelt, created a bas-relief portrait of him, featuring a line from his acceptance speech, “This Generation has a Rendezvous with Destiny”. The work was originally done for the Teamsters Union as a design to be used on campaign buttons in New York State, and was said to have “drawn praise from the presidential candidate”. A reproduction of the bas-relief was used by the national Democratic Committee on posters across the country during the 1936 electoral campaign. 061-97
“Artists for Victory”. In an effort to support the U.S. involvement in the war, a number of artists not employed by the federally funded Works Progress Administration joined together in 1942 to form artists for Victory, Inc. This non-profit group, comprised of over 10,000 artists nation-wide, adopted the philosophy of President Roosevelt s address before Congress of January 6, 1941, in which he asserted the necessity of U.S. involvement in the war. His historic “Four Freedoms” speech, which called for freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear, inspired a number of artists, including Ralph Fabri and Norman Rockwell. Artists for Victory worked to connect government, industry and businesses with artists to create visual material on behalf of the war effort.  Robert Kearfott created one of the posters, entitled “The People Are On The March: Work Fight Sacrifice United We’ll Win” The national War Poster Competition was sponsored by New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Artists for Victory, and the Council for Democracy.