Available works by: Rockwell Kent  American (1882 - 1971)  

American artist, illustrator and printmaker Rockwell Kent was born in New York and spent much of his early life and training in and around the city. Among the more notable artists with whom he studied are William Merritt Chase, Kenneth Hayes Miller and Robert Henri.  Despite his initial interest in painting and his association with important Ash Can School propoents, Kent is best known for his prolific and insightful wood engravings and his book illustrations, working more from the aesthetic influences of British illustrators such as William Blake, William Hogarth and The Pre-Raphaelites.

A political and social activist, Rockwell Kent championed civil rights causes from the 1930's until his death.  This concern with the human experience often translated into an unlikely, but poignant, combination of social realism and transcendental mysticism.  "I don't want petty self-expression", Kent wrote, "I want the elemental, infinite thing; I want to paint the rhythm of eternity.”  For although Kent was interested in grand spiritual narratives, they were always shown through the human eye and experience.

Rockwell Kent : Starry Night at Davidson Galleries

Rockwell Kent American (1882 - 1971)

Starry Night

Medium: Wood engraving
Year: 1933
Edition : 1750
Signature: Signed in pencil
References: Burne-Jones 103
Provenance: Commissioned by Literary Guild of America
Size: 7 x 4-15/16 inches
Stock Number: 45787c
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Rockwell Kent : Beowolf: Genealogical Tree at Davidson Galleries

Rockwell Kent American (1882–1971)

Beowolf: Genealogical Tree

Medium: Lithograph
Year: 1931
Edition : 150
Signature: Signed in pencil
Printer: George Miller, NY
References: Burne-Jones 71
Size: 12-3/4 x 10 inches
Stock Number: 47316
Price: $550.00

Rockwell Kent : God Bless Hanne! at Davidson Galleries

Rockwell Kent (1882 - 1971)

God Bless Hanne!

Medium: Lithograph
Year: 1931
Edition : 30
References: Burne Jones 81
Size: 5-11/16 x 3-3/8 inches
Stock Number: 32003c
Price: $900.00

Rockwell Kent : Portrait of T. M. Cleland at Davidson Galleries

Rockwell Kent (1882 - 1971)

Portrait of T. M. Cleland

Series: Alfred E. Hamill's The Decorative Work of T. M. Cleland
Medium: Lithograph on Rives
Year: 1929
Edition : 1300
Signature: Signed in pencil
Size: 9-5/8 x 7 inches
Condition: Very faint mat burn
Stock Number: 32004c
Price: $400.00

Rockwell Kent : Self Portrait (AKA Das Ding an Sich AKA It

Rockwell Kent (1882 - 1971)

Self Portrait (AKA Das Ding an Sich AKA It's Me O Lord)

Medium: Lithograph
Year: 1934
Edition : 150
Signature: Signed in pencil
References: Burne Jones 104
Size: 13-3/8 x 9-3/4 inches
Condition: Very faint trace of mat burn. Hardly visible
Stock Number: 43131c
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