Hero

N by E

Hero

c. 1930

Rockwell Kent

(American, 1882-1971)

Lithograph

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Zinser for the fiftieth anniversary of The Print Club of Cleveland 1970.26

Catalogue raisonné: Jones 69; Zigrosser 55

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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.

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