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Running Water

A work made of brush and black ink, with scraping, over graphite, on ivory wood pulp laminate card.

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  • A work made of brush and black ink, with scraping, over graphite, on ivory wood pulp laminate card.

Date:

1918/19

Artist:

Rockwell Kent
American, 1882-1971

About this artwork

Born in Tarrytown, New York, Rockwell Kent spent much of his early life in and around New York City, studying with some of the most prominent modern artists of his day, including William Merritt Chase, Arthur Wesley Dow, and Robert Henri. An admirer of the writings of the Transcendentalists, he loved nature and drew inspiration from the austere beauty of wilderness. He sought out isolated natural places, living at various times on Monhegan Island, Maine, and in Alaska, Tierra del Fuego, Ireland, and Greenland. This drawing dates from his sojourn to Alaska and clearly demonstrates the clean, idealized style he developed as an illustrator and printmaker.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Rockwell Kent

Title

Running Water

Origin

United States

Date

1918–1919

Medium

Brush and black ink, with scraping, over graphite, on ivory wood pulp laminate card

Dimensions

240 × 190 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Robert Allerton

Reference Number

1924.441

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