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Rockwell Kent

Rockwell KentAKA Rockwell Kent, Jr.

Born: 21-Jun-1882
Birthplace: Tarrytown, NY
Died: 13-Mar-1971
Location of death: Plattsburgh, NY
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Kent Estate, Au Sable Forks, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Painter
Party Affiliation: See Note [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Early 20th c. American realist painter


[1] Ran for Congress from New York State as a candidate of the American Labor Party.

Father: Rockwell Kent, Sr.
Mother: Sara Ann Holgate
Wife: Kathleen Whiting (m. 1908, div. 1925, five children)
Son: Rockwell Kent III (b. 1909)
Daughter: Kathleen (b. 1911)
Son: Karl (b. 1911, d. 1915)
Daughter: Clara (b. 1913)
Daughter: Hildegarde ("Barbara", b. 1915)
Son: Gordon (b. 1920)
Wife: Frances Lee Higgins (m. 1926, div. 1940)
Mistress: Salamina (in Greenland, 1931-35)
Wife: Shirley Johnstone ("Sally", m. 1940)

    High School: Horace Mann School
    University: Columbia University (1900-03)
    Conservatory: New York School of Art

    International Workers Order President
    National Council of American-Soviet Friendship Chairman (1957-71)
    Lenin Peace Prize 1967
    Assisted by the ACLU
    HUAC Hearings 1939
    McCarthy Hearings 1-Jul-1953
    Took the Fifth 1-Jul-1953
    Traveled to the USSR 1958

Author of books:
It's Me O Lord: the Autobiography of Rockwell Kent (1955, memoir)


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