Kane, Robert W. 1910-1982

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1910 - June 11, 1982

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Robert Kane joined the American Museum of Natural History in 1932 as an artist and in 1934 went to Africa to do research and collect materials for the Hall of African Mammals, which was then under construction. He contributed to such dioramas as the Wild Dog and Black Rhinoceros. Kane's museum art work includes the Maple Sugaring group in the North American Forest Hall and the three murals of animals on stairwells of the 77th Street building. For a series of murals in the Planetarium, he devised a unique painting method using flourescent pigments to give a luminous effect. Kane died on June 11, 1982. He was 71. (American Museum of Natural History Grapevine, July/August 1982)

Worked at the American Museum of Natural History.


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