Sunday, March 15, 2009

Book Review - N by E

Rockwell Kent was an adventurer as well as a painter, and this book is an account of one of his most perilous trips. Sailing north from New York harbor with two other men, he was shipwrecked on the coast of Greenland in 1929. After they were rescued and he salvaged his painting gear, he enjoyed spending time with the native people and plein-air painting.

"See me then liberated by the blessedness of disaster from the confinement of a boat, shorn of property, stripped of clothes, wandering, an unknown alien beach-comber, in a generous land."

This book is illustrated with more than a hundred woodblock prints in his social-realist style.

N by E

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