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    Rockwell Kent
(2 x 87 mins)


"The best film on an American artist that I have ever seen ... quite at the level of Ken Burns' best work." - Henry Adams, author and art historian

During the 1930s and 40s, Rockwell Kent was one of America's most famous personalities. The foremost illustrator of his day, he created definitive drawings for literary classics such as Moby Dick and The Canterbury Tales. Kent was also a prolific oil painter whose work is in the collections of the Whitney Museim of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago. His haunting landscapes were inspired by his adventurous sojourns to Alaska, Tierra del Fuego and Greenland. He was also a best-selling author and a social activist who won a landmark passport case against the federal government that allowed all US citizens to travel abroad, regardless of their political affiliations. The New Yorker once quipped, "That day will mark precedent which brings no news of Rockwell Kent." Why was Kent's fame so fleeting?
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