Rockwell Kent is a internationally known and listed painter, engraver, illustrator,
muralist, printmaker and
woodcut artist known for his landscapes of mountains and farms as well as
allegorical figural subject matter. He was born in 1882 in Tarrytown, New
York to very wealthy industrialist family.
After studying architecture for three years at
Columbia, he attended the New York School of Art and befriended his
teacher Robert Henri as well as his other fellow students of the Aschan
School including George Bellows and Edward Hopper. He was well known for his
illustrations of popular novels of his generation including Moby Dick
and North By Northwest, amongst others.
He died in 1971.