|Description: We offer a finely printed lithograph by Rockwell Kent. The image is 13 ¾” x 9 ¾” on white wove paper with full margins (16” x 12”). The print is signed at the lower right in graphite, from an edition of 150 made for the Albany Print Club between 1946 and 47. A sturdy yet slender woman gazes at the skyline with strained grip on a bucket all rendered with Kent’s stylized, sculptural hand and cinematic tonal range. Item #PR00277.
Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) was a prolific American artist and author, as well as a socialist political activist. He is best known for his book illustrations, particularly for editions of Moby Dick and the works of Shakespeare, as well as his own memoirs, in addition to his painted landscapes of wild places such as Greenland, Tierra del Fuego, Alaska, Newfoundland, and Maine. He was politically motivated and ran, unsuccessfully, for Congress in 1948. His socialist activism and connections to the Soviet Union affected his popularity as an artist and author and led to the revocation of his US passport (ultimately returned to him by the Supreme Court in 1958) and to his being awarded the USSR's Lenin Peace Prize in 1967.
Condition: Fine untouched condition.