Demons Pulling People into the Jaws of Hell, c. 1910-1915

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It's roundup time at Rancho Pandemonium, and the demons will gather the herd. Heinrich Kley was extremely skeptical of the modern industrial world, and notoriously depicted demons operating a prominent steel mill. Whether the present drawing is intended as a direct attack on factory life remains uncertain. Kley's work as a satirical illustrator brought him international fame, and the animators of Walt Disney's Fantasia credited him as a primary inspiration.

Demons Pulling People into the Jaws of Hell
Artist Life
1863 - 1945
Accession Number
(Henry Ernest, Montreal, Canada); sold to MIA, 1966.
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