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Rockwell Kent

 
Rockwell Kent

19th-20th century American painter and illustrator
(Tarrytown, New York, 7/21/1882 - 3/13/1971, Sable Forks, New York)

Born 7/21/1882 in Tarrytown, New York. Died 3/13/1971 in Sable Forks, NY. Studied at Columbia with William Merritt Chase, Roboert Henri, Abbott Thayer (mural in Rotunda of Bowdoin College Museum of Art). WPA artist; illustrator of various books, including Moby Dick, Canterbury Tales, etc. Kent was trained as an architectural draftsman and studied architecture at Columbia University. He is best known for his illustrations of adventure stories, such as Melville's "Moby Dick," and his landscapes of remote places, such as Alaska, Tierra del Fuego, and Greenland. He favored a precise rendering of forms, with strong contrasts of light and dark.

107 objects

Subject Unknown

n.d.
wood engraving on paper

1957.114
 

Pioneers

1919
oil on canvas
Gift of Mrs. Charles F. Chillingworth
1957.126
 

Sun, Manana, Monhegan

1907
oil on canvas
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.73
 

Conception Bay, Newfoundland

1915
oil on panel
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.74
 

Resurrection Bay, Alaska (Blue and Gold)

1919
oil on panel
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.75
 

Landscape, Ireland

ca. 1927
oil on board
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.76
 

Greenland People, Dogs and Mountains

ca. 1932-1935
oil on canvas
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.77
 

Asgaard - Cloud Shadows

1939
oil on canvas
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.78
 

Lobster Cove (Ireland)

1927
watercolor over graphite on off-white wove paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.1
 

Man in a Doorway

ca. 1926
watercolor over graphite on off-white wove paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.2
 

Greenland Home Interior

ca. 1932
watercolor over graphite on off-white wove paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.3
 

Two Greenland Figures

ca. 1932
watercolor over graphite on off-white wove paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.4
 

Greenland Landscape

ca. 1932
watercolor on off-white wove paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.5
 

Greenland Meadow and Mountain

ca. 1932
watercolor and gouache on off-white wove paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.6
 

Study for Revisitation

1928
brush and ink, ink wash on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.7
 

How Soon (man looking at the heavens)

ca. 1942
gouache, brush, pen & black ink and graphite on off-white laid paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.8
 

Studio in Tarrytown

ca. 1903
ink, wash on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.9
 

Two Men, Child and Horse

ca. 1907
ink, wash on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.10
 

Crowd of Men, Monhegan

ca. 1907
brush and ink, ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.11
 

Kathleen I

ca. 1910
graphite on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.12
 

Woman Sitting in a Meadow

ca. 1910
graphite, crayon on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.13
 

Out on the Harbor, St. John's N.F.

1910
brush and ink, ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.14
 

White Horse Hill, St. John's, N.F.

1910
brush and ink, ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.15
 

Landscape with Hills and Sheep, N.F.

ca. 1915
pen and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.16
 

Landscape with Hills and Sheep, N.F.

ca. 1915
pen and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.17
 

Veiled Woman in Landscape

1912
pen and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.18
 

Portrait of T.M. Cleland

1882-1971
graphite, chalk on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.19
 

Recumbant Nude Study

1920-1930?
graphite on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.20
 

Nude in Dancing Pose

1920-1930?
graphite on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.21
 

Sea and Mountain, Tierra del Fuego

1922
charcoal on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.22
 

Macy Island, Tierra del Fuego

1922
graphite on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.23
 

Sailing Free

1922
graphite on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.24
 

Tucker and Dawson Islands, Tierra del Fuego

1922
pen and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.25
 

Corkhill Island, Tierra del Fuego

1922
graphite on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.26
 

Haycock Point, Tierra del Fuego

1922
graphite on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.27
 

Haycock Head, Tierra del Fuego

1922
graphite on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.28
 

Lago Fognano, Tierra del Fuego

1922
graphite on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.29
 

Lago Fognano, Tierra del Fuego

1922
watercolor on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.30
 

Northward from Three Hummock Island

1922
graphite on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.31
 

Above Jackson Bay (a); Wind-Torn Trees (b)

1922
graphite on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.32.a&b
 

Off Dawson Island

1922
graphite on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.33
 

Two Persons Seated by a Hut, Tierra del Fuego

1922
graphite on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.34
 

Woman Seated by a Hut, Tierra del Fuego

1922
graphite on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.35
 

Seated Woman, Tierra del Fuego

1922
graphite on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.36
 

The 'Kathleen' of New York

1922
brush and ink, graphite on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.37
 

From Stanley Cove, Tierra del Fuego

1922
brush and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.38
 

Newfoundland Home

ca. 1914-1915
pen and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.39
 

Tom Thumtack, A.I.A.

ca. 1914
brush, pen & black ink, watercolor and traces of graphite on off-white wove pap
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.40
 

"The Wreckers" by Tom Thumtack

ca. 1914
collage, ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.42
 

Finis'

1882-1971
ink on board
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.43
 

Telephones

ca. 1920
pen and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.44
 

Baseball

ca. 1920
pen and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.45
 

Letter N with Baseball Player

ca. 1920
pen and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.46
 

Playful Cat by a Brook

ca. 1920
pen and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.47
 

Walking Cat

ca. 1920
pen and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.48
 

Railroad Porter with Trunks

1882-1971
brush and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.49
 

100 Years

ca. 1940
brush and ink, graphite on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.50
 

"Ships," Book Cover Study

1882-1971
pen and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.51
 

Man on a Mast

ca. 1927
brush and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.52
 

Men in a Whaleboat

ca. 1930
brush and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.53
 

Woman Washing Clothes in a Tub ("Worth Fighting For")

ca. 1940
brush and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.54
 

Hitler Caricature

ca. 1940
pen and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.55
 

Snow Covered Tree

1882-1971
pen and ink, brush and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.56
 

Artist's House, Igdlorssuit, Greenland

ca. 1932
pen and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.57
 

Eskimos Pulling a Boat

n.d.
brush and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.58
 

Eskimo in a Kayak

n.d.
brush and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.59
 

Greenland Glacier

n.d.
pen and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.60
 

Greenland Eskimo Girl

1931
graphite on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.61
 

Margreta, Portrait Study

ca. 1931
graphite on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.62
 

Old Eskimo Woman

1882-1971
graphite on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.63
 

Eskimos Pulling in a Walrus

1882-1971
graphite on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.64
 

Hudson River Scene Near Tarrytown

ca. 1903
ink on paper
Museum Purchase, Elizabeth B. G. Hamlin Fund
1972.37
 

Running Deer

1930
printed fabric on linen
Gift of Dan Burne Jones
1972.59.1
 

Harvest

1930
printed fabric on linen
Gift of Dan Burne Jones
1972.59.2
 

Bookplate for Jacquie & Dan Burne Jones

n.d.
ink on paper
Gift of Dan Burne Jones
1973.12
 

Revisitation

1928
lithograph on paper
Gift of David P. Becker, Class of 1970
1975.12
 

Princeton Tiger

1949
wood engraving on paper
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Burne Jones
1979.24
 

The Lovers

1928
wood engraving on paper
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Burne Jones
1979.25
 

Sermilik Fjord

1931
chromolithograph on paper
Gift of David P. Becker, Class of 1970
1980.43
 

Bookplate for Frank H. Whitmore

n.d.
engraving on paper
Gift of John B. Atherton
1985.69
 

Fire!

1948
lithograph on paper
Museum Purchase, Lloyd O. and Marjorie Strong Coulter Fund
1986.77
 

The Kathleen (Study for Voyaging)

1922
pen and ink, brush and ink, graphite on paper
Gift of David P. Becker, Class of 1970
1994.10.263
 

Cape Horn (Sketch for Voyaging)

1923
pen and ink, brush and ink, graphite on paper
Gift of David P. Becker, Class of 1970
1994.10.264
 

Monhegan

before 1955
brush and ink, pen and ink graphite on paper
Gift of David P. Becker, Class of 1970
1994.10.265
 

Greenland (?) Coastal Landscape (a); Coastal Landscape (b)

n.d.
watercolor, with traces of graphite on off-white wove paper
Gift of David P. Becker, Class of 1970
1994.10.266.a &.b
 

Home Port

1930
wood engraving on paper
Museum Purchase, Barbara Cooney Porter Fund
2002.18
 

Initial Letters for 'Tom Thumtack'

ca. 1914
pen and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.41.1
 

Initial Letters for 'Tom Thumtack'

ca. 1914
pen and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.41.2
 

Initial Letters for 'Tom Thumtack'

ca. 1914
pen and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.41.3
 

Initial Letters for 'Tom Thumtack'

ca. 1914
pen and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.41.4
 

Initial Letters for 'Tom Thumtack'

ca. 1914
pen and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.41.5
 

Initial Letters for 'Tom Thumtack'

ca. 1914
pen and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.41.6
 

Initial Letters for 'Tom Thumtack'

ca. 1914
pen and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.41.7
 

Initial Letters for 'Tom Thumtack'

ca. 1914
pen and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.41.8
 

Initial Letters for 'Tom Thumtack'

ca. 1914
pen and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.41.9
 

Initial Letters for 'Tom Thumtack'

ca. 1914
pen and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.41.10
 

Initial Letters for 'Tom Thumtack'

ca. 1914
pen and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.41.11
 

Initial Letters for 'Tom Thumtack'

ca. 1914
pen and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.41.12
 

Initial Letters for 'Tom Thumtack'

ca. 1914
pen and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.41.13
 

Initial Letters for 'Tom Thumtack'

ca. 1914
pen and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.41.14
 

Initial Letters for 'Tom Thumtack'

ca. 1914
pen and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.41.15
 

Initial Letters for 'Tom Thumtack'

ca. 1914
pen and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.41.16
 

Initial Letters for 'Tom Thumtack'

ca. 1914
pen and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.41.17
 

Initial Letters for 'Tom Thumtack'

ca. 1914
pen and ink on paper
Museum Purchase with Funds Donated Anonymously
1971.79.41.18
 

Greenland (?) Coastal Landscape

n.d.
watercolor, with traces of graphite on off-white wove paper
Gift of David P. Becker, Class of 1970
1994.10.266.a
 

Greenland (?) Coastal Landscape

n.d.
watercolor, with traces of graphite on off-white wove paper
Gift of David P. Becker, Class of 1970
1994.10.266.b
 

Calm (Tierra del Fuego)

1922-1925
oil on canvas
Gift of Ellin and Ron Delsener
2010.23