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DAC Collection Artist Information

Rockwell Kent

American painter, illustrator, and graphic artist

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
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. American artist and author, trained in architecture at Columbia University.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500006820.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Rockwell Kent:

Rockwell Kent Mala (Danseuse), 1933 Lithograph on wove paper
Rockwell Kent Twilight of Man, 1926 Wood engraving on thin buff wove paper
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