(1917/18 - 2013)
Suzanne Schweig Langsdorf Martyl was active/lived in Illinois, Missouri, Kansas. Suzanne Martyl is known for Abstract western landscape, magazine cover illustration, murals, botanics.
Biography Suzanne Martyl
Following is The New York Times obituary of the artist.
Martyl Langsdorf, Doomsday Clock Designer, Dies at 96
By WILLIAM YARDLEY
Published: April 10, 2013
Martyl Langsdorf's clock has yet to strike midnight.
In 1953, with the United States and the Soviet Union testing hydrogen bombs and the cold war increasingly frigid, that ominous minute hand of hers stood just two ticks from the symbolically catastrophic 12. By 1991, after the signing of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, it retreated to a relatively reassuring 11:43 p.m.
But the Doomsday Clock, which Mrs. Langsdorf drew for the June 1947 cover of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists as a way to evoke the potential devastation of nuclear
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