Fall Lyceum series Landscapes, Real and Imagined.
Many of the most well-known paintings of Rockwell Kent were created as he lived and worked at Asgaard Farm and Dairy, the place he called home and returned to from his travels throughout his life. Kent not only observed this landscape but changed it, farmed and worked it. He raised cows, bottled and sold milk, and was an active and engaged Adirondacker concerned with local issues. But from Asgaard, he also ran for Congress as a progressive, won a lawsuit against the federal government during the McCarthy era, wrote many articles on art and politics, won the International Lenin Peace Prize, and, of course, painted his beloved landscapes.
This presentation will look at Kent's life at Asgaard and the influence of his work and world outlook on his art.
Presentation by Mary-Nell Bockman, volunteer and Board member at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall. Mary-Nell's interest in Rockwell Kent started at the 1999 Adirondack Museum exhibition, "The View From Asgaard; Rockwell Kent's Adirondack Legacy," which she only saw because it rained on a hiking trip. Although she had never heard of Rockwell Kent before, a 20-year interest in his life and work commenced that July day.