La Guardia Aviation Terrace, New York 1942
This wonderfully detailed map was created by celebrated artist Eric Sloane. It features his signature hand calligraphy and lettering as well as a host of witty vignettes. Sloane "began painting rustic landscapes in the tradition of the Hudson River School. In the 1950s, he began spending part of the year in Taos, New Mexico, where he painted western landscapes and particularly luminous depictions of the desert sky. In his career as a painter, he produced over 15,000 works. His fascination with the sky and weather led to commissions to paint works for the U.S. Air Force and the production of a number of illustrated works on meteorology and weather forecasting. Sloane is even credited with creating the first televised weather reporting network, by arranging for local farmers to call in reports to a New England broadcasting station." -Wikipedia. Eric Sloane died in New York in 1985 aged 80.
Courtesy Private Collection.
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