Linocut After Rockwell Kent "North Wind," 1978
Letterio Calapai (American, 1902 – 1993) After Rockwell Kent (American, 1882–1971)
North Wind, 1978
Linocut with stencil coloring on paper
Blind stamp to lower right
Rockwell Kent was known as a realist school landscape painter, illustrator, and printmaker. Along with his artistic passions, Kent was also an avid traveler, writer, carpenter, and political activist. Kent may be most recognized for his famous illustrations for Herman Melville’s Moby Dick(1930), Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales (1934), and The Complete Works of Shakespear (1936). During the early 20th century he studied under William Merritt Chase before enrolling at the New York School of Art, studying under his mentor Robert Henri. Many of Kent’s artworks have been praised for combining the use of realist and modernist styles within his compositions. Kent was vice-chairman for American Artists’ Congress, president of Artists’ League of America, and a member of the American League for Peace and Democracy. He earned the Lenin Peace Prize in 1967 for being the first American to exhibit artwork in the Soviet Union. Kent’s works are highly collected notably within the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Brooklyn Museum of Art; the Hermitage Museum, Leningrad, Russia; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; and many others.
- slight foxing to the lower and upper right corners.
- measures sheet; image measures 6.0” W x 7.25” H.