Afternoon on the Sea, Monhegan
Does this scene feel real or imagined?
Rockwell Kent was a multidisciplinary artist. He studied painting with William Merritt Chase and architecture at Columbia University. During his lifetime, he worked as a dairy farmer, ship’s carpenter, and lobsterman, as well as an illustrator and printmaker. Kent set new standards for simplified, modern design with his advertisements for General Electric and Rolls Royce, and he earned praise for his illustrations for a 1930 edition of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick.
Oil on canvas
Museum purchase, Richard B. Gump Trust Fund, Katherine Hayes Trust Fund, Art Trust Fund, and Unrestricted Art Acquisition Endowment Income Fund, and partial gift in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Langdon W. Post