ROCKWELL KENT (1882-1971)
ROCKWELL KENT (1882-1971)
ROCKWELL KENT (1882-1971)
ROCKWELL KENT (1882-1971)
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ROCKWELL KENT (1882-1971)

Spring Thaw, Greenland

Details
ROCKWELL KENT (1882-1971)
Spring Thaw, Greenland
signed and dated 'Rockwell Kent 1932-3 ©' (lower right)
oil on canvas
341/4 x 44 in. (87 x 111.8 cm.)
Painted in 1932-33.
Provenance
The artist.
Hans Hinrichs, acquired from the above, 1944.
William and Barbara Hinrichs Schuette, son-in-law and daughter of the above.
Private collection, New York, acquired from the above.
Christie's, New York, 23 May 2013, lot 115, sold by the above.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
Literature
R. Kent, C. Zigrosser, Rockwellkentiana: Few Words and Many Pictures, New York, 1933, p. 84, illustrated.
J. Shapely, The Index of Twentieth Century Artists: 1933-1937, vol. I, New York, 1970, p. 110 (as Spring Thaw).
Exhibited
Chicago, Illinois, Art Institute of Chicago, Exhibition of Paintings by Rockwell Kent, December 14, 1933-January 21, 1934, no. 18.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Milwaukee Art Institute, Paintings by Rockwell Kent, March 1-30, 1934, no. 18.
Toronto, Canada, Work of Rockwell Kent, April 1934, no. 20.
Ottawa, Canada, National Gallery, Paintings, Prints and Drawings, May 30-June 18, 1934.
White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, Old White Art Gallery, Rockwellkentiana: Painter, Author, Illustrator, July 14-30, 1934, no. 2.
New York, Macbeth Gallery, 'Greenland' and Other Subjects, November 7-19, 1934, no. 13.
New York, National Academy of Design, One Hundred Tenth Annual Exhibition, March 13-April 9, 1935, no. 203.
Richmond, Virginia, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, First Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Paintings, March 12-April 24, 1938.
Washington, D.C., The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Sixteenth Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Paintings, March 26-May 7, 1939, p. 58, no. 304, illustrated.
New York, Wildenstein Galleries, and elsewhere, Know and Defend America: Forty Paintings of Our Country and of the Out-Posts of Our Hemisphere, 1942-43, no. 24.
Further details
This painting is included in the Checklist of Paintings by Rockwell Kent, by Scott R Ferris. We wish to thank Mr. Ferris for his assistance with cataloguing this lot.

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Lot Essay

Hans Hinrichs, who purchased the present work from Rockwell Kent in 1944, was a major patron of the artist. He not only purchased several paintings over the years, but also commissioned Kent to write and illustrate Rahr Malting Company's book To Thee!.

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