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From the series End of the World

Rockwell Kent, American, 1882 - 1971. Printed by George C. Miller, American, 1894 - 1965.

Made in United States, North and Central America



Image: 12 1/16 x 10 1/8 inches (30.6 x 25.7 cm) Sheet: 16 x 11 7/8 inches (40.6 x 30.2 cm)

© Plattsburgh State Art Museum, State University of New York, USA, Rockwell Kent Collection, Bequest of Sally Kent Gorton, All rights reserved.

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Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

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Currently not on view

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Purchased with the Lola Downin Peck Fund from the Carl and Laura Zigrosser Collection, 1971

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In 1937, Life magazine commissioned Kent to produce this group of lithographs to accompany an article on the Hayden Planetarium, which was opened behind the American Museum of Natural History in New York in 1935. His imaginative designs, which he called the End of the World series, illustrate four frightening scientific theories about potential celestial disturbances and their cataclysmic effects on earth.