Eric Sloane Painting Clouds

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Artist Eric Sloane stands on scaffolding, at work painting clouds near the second-floor balcony rail during installation of the vertical portion of Earth Flight Environment.  Sloane became enamored with clouds and weather at an early age. While painting numbers on aircraft at Floyd Bennett Field on Long Island in the early1930s, he met famed aviator Wiley Post, who flew him high above New York. Sloane was struck by the beauty and power of the atmosphere. 

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1976

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NASM 9A11988

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