Born in 1882, Rockwell Kent
hailed from Tarrytown, New York, heart of the Hudson River School of painting, and showed artistic ability from an early age.
Our favorites: Rockwell Kent
's luminous 1939 oil painting Resurrection Bay, Alaska, and Jean de Pomereu's eerie 2008 photograph Fissure 2 (above).
Childe Hassam, Frank Benson, George Bellows, Robert Henri, and Rockwell Kent
took summer refuge on Maine's idyllic islands.
Ranging widely in subject matter and style, the fifty-three paintings and four sculptures were produced by leading artists of the day, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Milton Avery, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent
, Joseph Stella, Elie Nadelman, and Norman Rockwell.
The book features works by well-known artists such as Dorothea Lange, Rockwell Kent
, and Anton Refregier, but also resurrects older political artists who have largely been forgotten, including Leon Carlin and Giacomo Patti.
Sometimes, as in Rockwell Kent
's "December 8, 1941", which gives an enigmatic vision of family set against a brilliant but hushed view of the Adirondack Mountains, the quiet is part of a preternatural sense of the gulf between war abroad and peace at home.
Right away I spotted a Rockwell Kent
edition of Moby-Dick, Jean Genet's Miracle of the Rose and Funeral Rites, Ronald Firbank, Leaves of Grass, Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Grimm's Fairy Tales, a copy of Roberto Callasso's K (on Kafka), a book on world mythology, and a Dictionary of Afro-American Slang.
The polar exhibition, which runs through March 1, focuses on the work of several famous artists who journeyed to the Arctic or Antarctic between the early 19th and mid-20th century, including Americans Frederic Edwin Church, William Bradford and Rockwell Kent
, Canadian Lawren Harris, and several Europeans.
He's based on a real artist of the period, Rockwell Kent
, and he nearly loses his balance in meeting Vanessa.
Susan Goldman Rubin's book tells the story of this wonderful artist: his friendship with Guy Rene du Bois, his study in Paris, the influences of Edgar Degas, his study with Robert Henri and his later friendship with George Bellows and Rockwell Kent
. The book tells the stories of his working in Cape Cod and Gloucester, Mass.
Maurice Sendak, Ludwig Bemelmans, and Rockwell Kent
are some of the people who make these pages sparkle with life in celebration of visual literacy.
It is in that text the same protagonist attempts to write a novelization of American artist Rockwell Kent
's tumultuous stay in Brigus, Newfoundland.