Rockwell Kent


Rockwell Kent (June 21, 1882 – March 13, 1971) was an American painter, printmaker, illustrator, writer, sailor, adventurer and voyager.

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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. Comment on works: Landscapes

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Artist, author, genre artist, graphic artist, illustrator, jeweler, painter, sailor, sculptor, writer

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Rockwell Kent, Hogarth, William Hogarth, Kent, Rock Kent, Rokuell Kent, Rokuėll Kent, kent r., רוקול קנט

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