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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Greenland

Rockwell Kent, (June 21, 1882–March 13, 1971)
Christian Graves. South Greenland 1929
Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia



Rockwell Kent, (June 21, 1882–March 13, 1971)
Greenlanders (Near Godhavn) 1932
Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia


A transcendentalist and mystic, Kent painted remote and austere lands, including Newfoundland (1914-15), Tierra del Fuego (1922-23), and Greenland (1929; 1931-32; 1934-35).

Kent's reputation in the United States declined in the 1950s and 1960s, and he became a target of McCarthyism. In 1960 Kent donated several hundred paintings and drawings to the Soviet people

In 2001, Kent was featured in a U.S. Post Office commemorative stamp series honoring American illustrators, including Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell, Frederic Remington, and 16 others