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Lawn Scene

A1965.1.1

Painting depicts a small girl in a white dress in the foreground, with a woman in a blue dress near her. Other people can be seen milling about amongst the shade of the large trees. A cream colored building can be seen in the background.

Rockwell Kent was a realist and modernist painter, illustrator, and printmaker who studied under Robert Henri, one of the leading artists of the Ashcan School.  Kent is known for his wide array of landscape paintings, and he was a world traveler in the search for new ideas.  He was a leftist who became the first American to exhibit in communist Russia.  Due to Kent's communist symphathies, Kent was investigated by Eugene Macarthy's Committee on Un-American Activities, was shunned by many galleries and museums, and his travel was restricted. Kent gave most of his collection to the Soviet Union in 1960.  

Artist: Rockwell Kent (1882 - 1971)

Title: Lawn Scene

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dates: 1905

Dimensions: 24 in. x 22 in.

Signature/Inscription: Rockwell Kent; Front - Lower right

Culture: American

Accession Number: A1965.1.1

Credit: Gift of Olive Earle Daugherty, In Memory of Harry R. Daugherty

Tags: 20th century, american, canvas, kent, landscape, lawn, modernism, oil, painting, tree