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Eric Sloane, American  Search this
Painting, Mural, Western Landscape, Rocket Airplane in View
2-D - Unframed (H x W) (Mural): 1783.1 x 2286cm (58 ft. 6 in. x 75 ft.)
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Physical Description:
Earth flight environment, 1976; L-shaped mural; depicts panoramic view of western landscape with a lone airplane on the right, lightning, rain, rainbow and cloud formations rise toward a rocket airplane; at top of the vertical section is the aurora borealis and the stars of space; the border at the bottom is decorated with a variety of weather map symbols.
Alternate Name:
<i>Earth Flight Environment</i> Mural (Eric Sloane)
Key Accomplishment(s):
Where We Fly
Impact or Innovation:
This mural represents the freedom and environment of flight.
Brief Description:
Earth Flight Environment is artist Eric Sloane’s tribute to America’s spacious skies. Sloan created the mural for the opening of this Museum in 1976. It is his largest and most well-known cloud painting.
Credit Line:
Museum Purchase
Inventory Number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum