American painter, printmaker, illustrator, norman Rockwell PDF, sailor, adventurer and voyager. This article needs additional citations for verification. Rockwell Kent was born in Tarrytown, New York, the same year as fellow American artists George Bellows and Edward Hopper.
Kent’s early paintings of Mount Monadnock and New Hampshire were first shown at the Society of American Artists in New York in 1904, when Dublin Pond was purchased by Smith College. A transcendentalist and mystic in the tradition of Thoreau and Emerson, whose works he read, Kent found inspiration in the austerity and stark beauty of wilderness. And there, westward and heavenward, to the high ridge of Whiteface northward to the northern limit of the mountains, southward to their highest peaks, was spread the full half-circle panorama of the Adirondacks. It was as if we had never seen the mountains before. This Is My Own, Rockwell Kent.