Rockwell Kent (1882 – 1971) was a multi-talented artist from Tarrytown, New York. He studied architecture at Columbia University, painting at the Shinnecock School and printmaking under the Ashcan School. While best known for his landscapes and wood prints, Kent was also a writer and political activist. His stark minimal prints often formed the perfect illustrations for politically charged magazines and flyers. A transcendalist and mystic, he steeped himself in the works of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson and found respite in the austerity of the untamed wilderness, spending the latter half of his life painting at Asgaard, his farmstead in the Adironack Mountains. Kent also contributed illustrations for Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick.
Whale Beneath The Sea
Workers Of The World Unite