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Artist
Date
Circa 1930s
Period
20th century
Media
Oil on canvas on panel
Measurements
28 1/8 x 34 1/8 inches
Classification
Subject Category
Snow
Mountain
Credit Line
Bequest of Irene von Horvath, 2009.2.2
Accession No
2009.2.2
Context
The harsh but beautiful icy, snow-covered landscape of Greenland was a frequent subject of Kent’s work there in which he also sought to capture the eerie light of this far northern island. As he wrote in his 1935 book, "Salamina", there he found “as though for the first time…the beauty of the world…God’s countenance itself, its light, its majesty of form, its power of life and death.”

Featured in “Maine and American Art: Farnsworth Art Museum” with thanks to the Henry Luce Foundation and Wyeth Foundation for American Art.

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