Kent, Rockwell (1882 - 1971)

Genre: General Fiction, Illustrator, Non-Fiction

Rockwell Kent was born and raised in New York, studies architecture at Columbia University and art at the New York School of Art. He was well known as a graphic artist and illustrator as well as a painter.

Although best known as an American painter, Rockwell Kent also illustrated and wrote books. His illustrations for an edition of Melville's Moby Dick helped to bring the book out of obscurity.

Though not a native Mainer (he was born and raised in NY), Kent spent several years living and working on Monhegan and developed strong ties to Maine. Many of his paintings are depictions of the island and of other sites along the Maine coast.

Selected Bibliography

  • The Jewel: A Romance of Fairyland (1917)
  • Wilderness: A Journal of Quiet Adventure in Alaska (1920)
  • Voyaging Southward from the Strait of Magellan (1924)
  • N By E (1930)
  • A Northern Christmas (1941)
  • It's Me, O Lord: The Autobiography of Rockwell Kent (1955)

Selected Resources