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Hero

c. 1930
(American, 1882–1971)
© Courtesy of Plattsburgh State Art Museum/Estate of Sally Kent Gordon.
Catalogue raisonné: Jones 69; Zigrosser 55
This artwork is known to be under copyright.
Location: not on view

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N by E, the book that this print was created to illustrate, was inspired by Rockwell Kent's own experiences as a sailor.

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Rockwell Kent illustrated more than 100 publications during his career. This image was intended for N by E (1930), his book about a ship that sinks off the coast of Greenland and the adventures of its crew. Inspired by the story’s focus on survival amid barren wilderness, the print depicts a man standing atop a rocky precipice, covering himself with a rough cloth while light shines on him from above.
Hero

Hero

c. 1930

Rockwell Kent

(American, 1882–1971)
America, 20th century

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