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Rockwell Kent    (American, 1882-1971)

 Rockwell Kent - “What further depreciates the whale as a civilized dish…” (Works on Paper (Drawings, Watercolors etc.)) h: 3.2 x w: 7.9 in / h: 8.1 x w: 20.1 cm
Rockwell Kent
“What further depreciates the whale as a civilized dish…” 1930
 
 Rockwell Kent - August XXIII, MCMXXVII (Prints and Multiples) h: 4.9 x w: 3.8 in / h: 12.4 x w: 9.7 cm
Rockwell Kent
August XXIII, MCMXXVII
 
 Rockwell Kent - Lookout (Prints and Multiples) h: 8 x w: 5.5 in / h: 20.3 x w: 14 cm
Rockwell Kent
Lookout 1930
 
 Rockwell Kent - Ship in the Typhoon (Works on Paper (Drawings, Watercolors etc.)) h: 8.2 x w: 7.2 in / h: 20.8 x w: 18.3 cm
Rockwell Kent
Ship in the Typhoon 1930
 
  

Biografie
1882 Born: in Tarrytown, New York
1900 Graduated from the Horace Mann School, New York, NY
Attended William Merritt Chase Summer School of Art, Shinnecock, Long Island, NY
Enrolled in Columbia University and studied architecture, New York, NY
1901 - 1902 Attended William Merritt Chase Summer School of Art, Shinnecock, Long Island, NY
1903 Left Columbia and attended New York School of Art full-time, New York, NY
Studied with Robert Henri and Kenneth Hayes Miller
Studied with Abbott Thayer, in NH during the summer
Began work with Ewing & Chappell, Architects, in New York (provides intermittent employment as an architectural draftsman for following ten years
Began relationship with George Chappell, forming a team of satirist––Kent under the pseudonym, Hogarth, Jr.––illustrated Life, Puck, Vanity Fair, and other publications throughout the teens and 1920s)
1905 Moved to Monhegan Island, ME, which remains his permanent address until 1910
1910 Taught at Monhegan Summer School of Art, Monhegan Island, ME; Travels to Newfoundland, Canada
1911 Moved to New York with his family and resumed work as an architectural draftsman
Opens summer school of art in Richmond, NH
1914 - 1915 Moved to Newfoundland
1916 Began submitting drawings to Harper’s Weekly and Vanity Fair under the pseudonym “Hogarth, Jr.”
1918 Gained early membership in the Whitney Studio Club, New York, NY; Travelled to Alaska
1919 Returned to New York, NY. Established Rockwell Kent, Inc. (dissolved in 1922)
1920 Published Wilderness: A Quiet Adventure in Alaska, launching his career as both a respected book illustrator and a writer
1922 - 1923 Traveled to Tierra del Fuego to paint
1925 Traveled to France to paint
1927 - 1928 Worked as editor for Creative Arts magazine
1930 Cape Dennis (MA) Cinema mural. Largest painting on canvas to date
Moby-Dick published with Kent illustrations. Renews interest in Melville's work, and becomes a landmark in American illustrated books
1937 Duo Postal Service murals mounted in the Benjamin Franklin Library, Washington, DC (sets off prolonged sociopolitical controversy).
1953 Appeared before Senator Joseph McCarthy and Permanent Investigations Subcommittee
1958 Won "Right to Travel" case in the U.S. Supreme Court
1966 Named to the Academy of the Arts of the U.S.S.R.
1967 Received the Lenin Peace Prize, Russia
1971 Died: Plattsburgh, New York

Ausstellungen
2012 Richard F. Brush Art Gallery and Owen D. Young Library, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME [Nationally touring exhibition] Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA
Rockwell Kent's 'Egypt': Shadow and Light in Vermont, Bennington Museum, Vermont (solo)
2009 Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA
Childs Gallery, Boston, MA
2008 - 2009 Rockwell Kent: This is My Own, The New York State Museum, New York, NY (solo)
From Impressionism to Modernism - American Paintings from the Farnsworth Art Museum, 1885-1935, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
Intrepid and Inventive: Illustrations by Rockwell Kent, Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, PA (solo)
2007 - 2008 Political Art of Rockwell Kent, Rockwell Kent Gallery, Plattsburgh, NY (solo)
2005 - 2007 75th Anniversary of Publication of Moby Dick, Illustrations by Rockwell Kent, Rockwell Kent Gallery, Plattsburgh, NY (solo)
2006 100 Drawings by Rockwell Kent, Burke Gallery, Plattsburgh State University of New York, NY (solo)
2004 - 2005 Rockwell Kent: The Mythic and the Modern, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
Rockwell Kent: Still Photos of an Active Man, Rockwell Kent Gallery, Plattsburgh, NY (solo)
2004 Seeing Red: Rockwell Kent and the Farnsworth Art Museum, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
2003 Rockwell Kent, The Art of the Bookplate, Rockwell Kent Gallery, Plattsburgh, NY (solo)
2002 Generations Artistic Influence of an American Master, Rockwell Kent, Burke Gallery, Plattsburgh State University of New York, NY;Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2001 Distant Shores: The Odyssey of Rockwell Kent, The Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK (solo)
1999 - 2001 Commercialism and Idealism Rockwell Kent, Bringing Art to Advertising, Rockwell Kent Gallery, Plattsburgh, NY (solo)
1999 - 2000 Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake, NY
1998 Monhegan Island Museum. Monhegan Island, ME
1997 Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY
1995 Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
1991 Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH [Nationally touring exhibition]
1989 ACA Galleries, New York, NY
1987 Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada [Traveled throughout Canada]
1985 - 1986 Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA [Nationally traveling exhibition]
1982 - 1983 Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada [Traveled in Canada]
1982 Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Rockwell Kent Gallery, SUNY-Plattsburgh, NY
1977 Hammer Galleries, New York, NY
1975 Associated American Artists, World Trade Center, Larcada Gallery, all New York, NY
1974 The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY
1971 Weyhe Gallery, New York, NY
1969 Retrospective, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME (solo)
1966 Harbor Gallery, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, NY
Larcada Gallery,New York, NY
1960 Academy of Art, Moscow, Russia (solo)
Delaware Art Center, Wilmington, DE
1958 Hermitage Museum, Leningrad, Moscow (solo)
1957 Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia (solo)
1956 Gropper Art Galleries, Cambridge, MA
1955 Art of Today Gallery, New York, NY
1950 Farnsworth Library and Art Museum, Rockland, ME
1946 The Century Association, New York, NY
1942 Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
Wildenstein Galleries, New York, NY
A.B. Clossom, Jr., Company, Cincinnati, OH
Stendahl Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1941 Society of Independent Artists, New York, NY
Harlow, Keppel, and Company, New York, NY
1940 Meinhard-Taylor Galleries, Houston, TX
Weyhe Gallery, New York, NY
1939 Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
1938 Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
1937 Pynson Printers, New York, NY
Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts, New York, NY
Rochester Public Library, New York, NY
Gallery of Modern Masters, Washington, DC
1936 Society of Independent Artists, New York, NY
1934 Milwaukee Art Institute, Milwaukee, MN
The Print Rooms, Los Angeles, CA
Art Gallery of Toronto (later Ontario), Toronto, Canada
National Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
Macbeth Gallery, New York, NY
Old White Art Gallery, White Sulphur Springs, WV
1933 Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1932 Pynson Printers, New York, NY
Kennedy and Company, New York, NY
1931 Kennedy and Company, New York, NY
1930 Weyhe Gallery, New York, NY
R.R. Donnelley and Company, Lakeside Press, Chicago, IL
Kennedy and Company, New York, NY
1929 Pynson Printers, New York, NY
1928 Pynson Printers, New York, NY
East West Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1927 Weyhe Gallery, New York, NY
Wildenstein Galleries, New York, NY
1926 Weyhe Gallery, New York, NY
1925 Wildenstein Galleries, New York, NY
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia , PA
1924 Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
Arts Club, Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Retrospective, Wildenstein Galleries, New York, NY (solo)
Weyhe Gallery, New York, NY
1921 Retrospective Exhibition of American Art, New York, NY
1920 M. Knoedler and Company, New York, NY
1919 M. Knoedler and Company, New York, NY
1918 John Wanamaker department store, New York, NY
1917 Daniel Gallery, New York, NY
Society of Independent Artists, New York, NY
1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, CA
1914 National Arts Club, New York, NY
1913 Public Library, Winona, MN
1911 Gallery of the Society of Beaux-Architects, New York, NY
Gallery of Fine Arts and Art Association, Columbus, OH
Union League Club, New York, NY
1910 Exhibition of Independent Artists, New York, NY
1908 Old Harmonie Club, New York, NY
Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Carnegie, Pittsburgh, PA (Kent exhibited at most of the Carnegie annual exhibitions––and other major, national annuals––throughout his life.)
1907 Wm. Clausen Galleries, New York, NY
New York School of Art. New York, NY
Society of American Artists, New York, NY
Selected Public Collections:
Plattsburgh State Art Museum, State University of New York, Plattsburgh, NY
Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK
Alaska State Museum, Juneau, AlK
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
The University of Arizona Art Museum, Tucson, AZ
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake, NY
The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Hermitage Museum, Leningrad, Russia
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia

Literatur
2012 Franklin, Jamie and Jake Milgram Wien, Rockwell Kent's 'Egypt': Shadow and Light in Vermont. Bennington, Vermont: Bennington Museum, 2012
Komanecky, Michael. Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan. Farnsworth Art Museum: Rockland, ME, 2012
2005 Wien, Jake Milgram. Rockwell Kent: The Mythic and the Modern. Manchester: Hudson Hills Press, 2005
2003 , Don. Rockwell Kent: The Art of the Bookplate. San Francisco, Fair Oaks Press, 2003
1999 Ferris, Scott R. and Caroline Welsh. The View from Asgaard: Rockwell Kent's Adirondack Legacy. Blue Mountain Lake, NY: Adirondack Museum, 1999
1998 Ferris, Scott R. and Ellen Pearce. Rockwell Kent's Forgotten Landscapes. Down East Books, Camden, ME, 1998
1985 West, Richard V. "An Enkindled Eye": The Paintings of Rockwell Kent, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA, 1985
1982 Johnson, Fridolf. Rockwell Kent: An Anthology of His Works. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982
1980 Traxel, David. An American Saga: The Life and Times of Rockwell Kent. New York: Harper and Row, Publishers, 1980
1975 Jones, Dan Burne. The Prints of Rockwell Kent: A Catalogue Raisonne. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1975
1974 The Kent Collector (now, The Kent Review). Plattsburgh, NY: SUNY-Plattsburgh, 1974-current
1968 Kent, Rockwell. After Long Years. Au Sable Forks, NY: Asgaard Press, 1968
1940 Kent, Rockwell. This is My Own. New York: Duell, Sloan, and Pearce, 1940
1933 Kent, Rockwell and Carl Zigrosser. Rockwellkentiana. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1933
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