Winter, Monhegan Island

Rockwell Kent American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 769

Kent studied painting under Robert Henri at the New York School of Art, where his classmates were Edward Hopper and George Bellows. Encouraged by his teacher to see Maine, he visited Monhegan Island in 1905 and built a home and studio there that he used year-round (through 1910). This view of neighboring islands⁠—Manana, Smutty Nose, and Little Smutty Nose⁠—and a lone fishing dory was included in his first one-man show in New York (April 1907). Although the show was a critical success, no works were sold, and Kent gave this painting to Henri in appreciation for his support.

Winter, Monhegan Island, Rockwell Kent (American, Tarrytown, New York 1882–1971 Plattsburgh, New York), Oil on canvas

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