In honor of what would have been Fred Rogers’ 90th birthday, I am sharing a picture I painted.
I like you just the way you are: The Colors of Mr. Rogers’ Sweaters 1979-2001
Oil on Cradled Board
Each square represents an episode and the approximate color of the sweater that Mr. Rogers wore. There were three episodes during this stretch when Rogers went without a sweater.
A donation of $143 (Fred’s favorite number) will be made to the Fred Rogers Center in Latrobe, PA upon the sale of this painting.
See Fred talk about sweaters here and here.
And if you know of a sweater pattern close the ones Fred’s mother used, please let me know!