Weyhe Gallery

Rockwell Kent

(American, 1882–1971)

“what further depreciates the whale as a civilized dish…” by rockwell kent

Rockwell Kent

“What further depreciates the whale as a civilized dish…”, 1930

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august xxiii, mcmxxvii by rockwell kent

Rockwell Kent

August XXIII, MCMXXVII

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lookout by rockwell kent

Rockwell Kent

Lookout, 1930

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ship in the typhoon by rockwell kent

Rockwell Kent

Ship in the Typhoon, 1930

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Biography

Timeline

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

Exhibitions

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)
2006
100 Drawings by Rockwell Kent, Burke Gallery, Plattsburgh State University of New York, NY (solo)
2005 - 2007
75th Anniversary of Publication of Moby Dick, Illustrations by Rockwell Kent, Rockwell Kent Gallery, Plattsburgh, 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

Literature

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