The Illustrations of Rockwell Kent: 231 Examples from Books, Magazines and Advertising Art (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)

By Rockwell Kent

Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) was once essentially the most vital American ebook illustrator of the Nineteen Twenties and '30s. this present day there's a revival of curiosity in his illustrations, and this quantity brings jointly for the 1st time the easiest of his illustrations from 24 books, in addition to journal paintings, bookplates, and ads fabric — examples in all.
Many of his most renowned illustrations are incorporated, with a number of decisions every one from Candide (1928), Moby Dick (1930), The Canterbury stories of Geoffrey Chaucer (1930), Salamina (1935), The entire Works of William Shakespeare (1936), and Goethe's Faust (1941), between others. Illustrations for lesser-known works corresponding to A Basket of Poses (1924), Venus and Adonis (1931), and To Thee, America! (1946) also are reproduced. the total assortment is ruled by means of Kent's hugely person sort of formalized realism and via his famous subject material — heroic, or sensual, female and male figures and dramatic scenes of nature, frequently in a far away desert. focusing on the phenomenal works of the '20s and '30s, the amount does contain a few early fabric from 1914 and 1915, and a range of later paintings from the Nineteen Forties and from Rockwell Kent's Greenland Journal (1963).
Fridolf Johnson, for a few years editor of The American Artist and a revered dressmaker, has written a brand new advent tracing Kent's improvement as an illustrator, captions for the illustrations, and an annotated bibliography of the works represented. The illustrations were chosen through Fridolf Johnson with the collaboration of John F. H. Gorton, Director, The Rockwell Kent Legacies.

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Complete Jacket. representation drawn in crayon and India ink on coarse¬grained paper and published in brown ink. Salamina (1935). Pavia’s spouse. representation drawn in crayon and India ink on coarse¬grained paper and revealed in brown ink. Salamina (1935). Blond Eskimo. representation drawn in crayon and India ink on coarse¬grained paper and revealed in brown ink. Salamina (1935). came upon. representation drawn in crayon and India ink on coarse-grained paper and revealed in brown ink. the entire Works of William Shakespeare (1936). King Lear. “Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow! ” representation drawn in crayon and India ink on coarse¬grained paper. the total Works of William Shakespeare (1936). Macbeth. “Is this a dagger which I see prior to me? ” representation drawn in crayon and India ink on coarse-grained paper. the whole Works of William Shakespeare (1936). Troilus and Cressida. tnTis Troilus! there’s a guy! ” representation drawn in crayon and India ink on coarse-grained paper. the entire Works of William Shakespeare (1936). The Comedy of error. “Who talks inside there? ho! open the door. ” representation drawn in crayon and India ink on coarse-grained paper. the whole Works of William Shakespeare (1936). Timon of Athens. “Let me glance again upon thee, O thou wall. ” representation drawn in crayon and India ink on coarse¬grained paper. the full Works of William Shakespeare (1936). The Winter’s story. “He tells her whatever / That makes her blood glance out. ” representation drawn in crayon and India ink on coarse-grained paper. the whole Works of William Shakespeare (1936). the 2 gents of Verona. “Come, come, / wait and see; we needs to convey you to our captain. ” representation drawn in crayon and India ink on coarse-grained paper. the total Works of William Shakespeare (1936). The Tempest. “I have performed not anything yet in care of thee. ” representation drawn in crayon and India ink on coarse¬grained paper. the entire Works of William Shakespeare (1936). Titus Andronicus. “Confusion fall. ” representation drawn in crayon and India ink on coarse-grained paper. The Saga of Gisli (1936). Jacket layout. “He went into the women’s quarters simply because he heard voices coming therefrom. ” representation drawn in crayon and India ink on coarse-grained paper. The Saga of Gisli (1936). “Aud thereupon took the silver and placed it right into a nice moneybag. ” “He his personal route to the brook. ” Illustrations drawn in crayon and India ink on coarse-grained paper. The Saga of Gisli (1936). “Now Vestan had already ridden from his domestic. ” “Thordis well-known the weapon . . . and all of sudden snatched it up. ” Illustrations drawn in crayon and India ink on coarse-grained paper. The Saga of Gisli (1936). “When he got here into the cleft among the crags, Gisli stood dealing with him with sword drawn. ” representation drawn in crayon and India ink on coarse-grained paper. Leaves of Grass (1937). Half-title Mark and Headpieces for Poems. Half-title Mark. “Sands at Seventy. ” “Good-bye My Fancy. ” “Calamus. ” “Salut au Monde! ” “Children of Adam. ” this can be my very own (1940).

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