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Rockwell Kent
American, 1882–1971
J. J. Lankes (aka Julius John Lankes)
American, 1884–1960

Storm

1930

Object Type: Print
Creation Place: North America, American
Dimensions:
2 9/16 in. x 4 13/16 in. (6.51 cm x 12.22 cm)
Medium and Support: Woodcut on paper
Accession Number: 2005.0012.0009

Credit Line: Gift of J. B. Lankes


Rockwell Kent produced the design for this woodcut, which was used in an advertising campaign for stock brokerage houses between 1929 and 1930. In that era, obviously the intention was to deflect attention from the economic disaster of the Great Depression, as represented by the stormy landscape. The two figures raising the beam imply that action was being taken to control the forces of disaster and protect the American way of life. The block was cut by a noted woodcut artist, J. J. Lankes from a drawing by Kent.

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