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Rockwell Kent

Rockwell Kent

Hand signed in pencil lower left.

This woodcut print dates from 1928 and has

an area of about 6.5 by 10 inches. The attached

picture shows an auction result for a similar print.

This one is housed in an early frame that deserves

replacing. The print has some small dots of foxing

noticeably on one shoulder.




Below is from ASKART

Rockwell Kent (1882 - 1971) was active/lived in New York.  Rockwell Kent is known for Genre, illustrations, graphics, mural painting.

Growing up in a genteel family in New York City, Rockwell Kent was a member of the rugged realist school of landscape painters as well as a popular illustrator and printmaker.  His 1930 illustrations for Moby Dick are among his most lasting achievements.  He was the first American artist to have work exhibited in the Soviet Union, a reflection of his Communist Party sympathies, which earned him the Lenin Peace Prize in 1967.  This espousal of radical politics caused his career to suffer badly in the '50s because his leftist views caused him disdain among many Americans.  However, his work, reflecting both realism and modernism, has earned increasing attention from American art historians.

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