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 the most vital American e-book 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 simplest of his illustrations from 24 books, in addition to journal artwork, bookplates, and advertisements fabric — examples in all.
Many of his most renowned illustrations are integrated, with numerous decisions each 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 comparable to A Basket of Poses (1924), Venus and Adonis (1931), and To Thee, America! (1946) also are reproduced. the complete assortment is ruled via Kent's hugely person sort of formalized realism and via his recognized material — heroic, or sensual, female and male figures and dramatic scenes of nature, often in a far away wasteland. focusing on the outstanding works of the '20s and '30s, the quantity does comprise a few early fabric from 1914 and 1915, and a range of later paintings from the Forties and from Rockwell Kent's Greenland Journal (1963).
Fridolf Johnson, for a few years editor of The American Artist and a revered clothier, has written a brand new creation tracing Kent's improvement as an illustrator, captions for the illustrations, and an annotated bibliography of the works represented. The illustrations were chosen by means of Fridolf Johnson with the collaboration of John F. H. Gorton, Director, The Rockwell Kent Legacies.

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One in every of a chain drawn for The Chicago Tribune. ads artwork. drawings for P. O. N. Beer. advertisements paintings (1946). Jaffa, drawn for American Export traces. Chronological record of Books from Which Illustrations were Reproduced 1914 Architectonics, The stories of Tom Thumtack, (Frederick Squires), The William T. Corn-stock corporation, long island, 1914. octavo. sure in ornamental fabric. 174 pages, eighty five illustrations, along with preliminary letters, by way of Rockwell Kent. The artist’s identify doesn't seem within the booklet. 1920 desolate tract: A magazine of Quiet experience in Alaska, via Rockwell Kent, With Drawings by means of the writer and an advent by means of Dorothy Canfield. G. P. Putnam’s Sons, ny, and London, The Knickerbocker Press, 1920. quarto. certain in grey linen with gold stamping. 240 pages, sixty four illustrations and ornamental finish papers. moment printing, 1924; 3rd printing, 1927. Reset for octavo version of the trendy Library in 1930. next reprints, together with German version. 1924 A Basket of Poses, Verses by means of George S. Chappell; photographs via Hogarth, Jr. (Rockwell Kent), Albert & Charles Boni, big apple, 1924. quarto. certain in embellished forums with paper label. 112 pages, forty eight illustrations by way of Hogarth, Jr. 1924 Voyaging Southward from the Strait of Magellan, through Rockwell Kent, With Illustrations by way of the writer, long island & London, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, The Knickerbocker Press, 1924. quarto. certain in tan buckram with ornamental stamping. 204 pages. a hundred illustrations and adorned finish papers. additionally an variation de luxe, sure in blue paper, constrained to one hundred ten copies, signed and numbered, with extra unique signed woodcut in colours. moment printing, 1924; 3rd printing, 1926. Reprint, 1936. 1927 desires and Derisions, Nineteen Hundred Twenty-seven. quarto. certain in brown part morocco with marbled paper aspects. a hundred pages. sixty four illustrations and undefined, published in brown ink. Privately revealed through Pynson Printers for John Burke (Ralph Pulitzer), 2 hundred numbered copies, signed via the artist. the 1st a hundred copies comprise 3 extra poems, 3 extra illustrations and an extra spot of a cupid. 1928 Candide, Jean Franêois Marie Arouet de Voltaire, Illustrated by way of Rockwell Kent, Random apartment, long island, 1928. quarto. certain in gold embossed maize buckram. 122 pages. eighty one illustrations, in addition to ornamental initials, end-papers, and paragraph marks. revealed through Pynson Printers, 1470 numbered and signed copies, in addition to ninety five targeted copies (bound in embellished linen and morocco) with the illustrations coloured within the studio of the artist. Reset in Garamond style for the second one variation, 1929, (bound in purple cloth), in addition to for the precise variation issued by means of the Literary Guild, 1929, (bound in blue cloth). 1929 The Bookplates & Marks of Rockwell Kent, With a Preface via the Artist, Made by way of Pynson Printers for Random condominium, big apple, 1929. small eightvo, certain in blue fabric with gold stamping. eighty pages. eighty five illustrations, 1250 signed and numbered copies. 1930 Moby Dick, or The Whale, via Herman Melville, Illustrated via Rockwell Kent, Chicago, 1930. three volumes, a thousand units in aluminum slip-case.

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