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Rockwell Kent—Voyager: An Artist’s Journey in Prints, Drawings, and Illustrated Books
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Rockwell Kent—Voyager: An Artist’s Journey in Prints, Drawings, and Illustrated Books
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Creator
Kent, Rockwell (American painter, illustrator, and graphic artist, 1882-1971)
Curator: Brooks Rich
Title
Rockwell Kent—Voyager: An Artist’s Journey in Prints, Drawings, and Illustrated Books
Exhibition installation view
Date
2012-07-16T12:00:00+00:00
May 19, 2012 - July 29, 2012
Description
Famous in his own time as a painter, author, arctic adventurer, and political activist, Rockwell Kent (1882–1971) left his most enduring legacy as a printmaker and illustrator of books. His bold and enigmatic images of mysterious, statuesque figures in spiritual communion with the natural world proved equally effective in corporate advertising campaigns and book projects alike. This exhibition follows the artist’s journey from Alaska to Newfoundland, and from the pages of Vanity Fair magazine to the deck of Captain Ahab’s ship in Moby Dick. The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s collection of Rockwell Kent prints, drawings, and illustrated books is virtually unmatched in its depth and diversity. Primarily assembled by Carl Zigrosser, Kent’s longtime friend and the founding curator of the Museum’s department of prints and drawings, the holdings of Kent’s works on paper includes important examples from throughout the artist’s career. Rockwell Kent—Voyager is the first exhibition at the Museum to focus entirely on the work of this iconic early-twentieth-century American master. Limited-edition prints and illustrated books provide a broad survey of Kent’s success as a graphic artist, while related pen-and-ink drawings, watercolors, sketchbooks, woodblocks, and lithographic stones allow a glimpse into his creative process.
Source
Photographer: Constance Mensh
Organizer
Organizer: Philadelphia Museum of Art (American museum, 19th-21st cs.)
Site
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Berman Gallery
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