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Rockwell Kent

(1882—1971)


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(1882–1971),

New York author and artist, whose books, illustrated by himself, are accounts of sea voyages and residences in the Arctic and South America. They include Wilderness (1920), concerning his experiences in Alaska; Voyaging Southward from the Strait of Magellan (1924), about his journey to Tierra del Fuego; N by E (1930) and Salamina (1935), dealing with his life in Greenland; and This Is My Own (1940) and It's Me, O Lord (1955), autobiography. In addition to illustrations for many books, he is known for his work as a painter, primarily of landscapes distinguished for a use of simple masses of color, and as a pen-and-ink artist and lithographer who used a striking, stark line in a highly stylized manner.

Subjects: Art — Literature.


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