Rockwell Kent Collection
“Rockwell Kent [1882–1971] was one of those who truly lived more lives than one. Into his long life he crammed more careers than any ordinary man would seriously contemplate. Painter, muralist, illustrator, printmaker, book designer, graphic artist, architect and builder, writer and editor, speaker and lecturer, navigator and restless traveler, political and social activist — he was all these and much more.” — A Kent Biography, Fridolf Johnson
The Kent Collection in Special Collections
In 1974, Sally Kent Gorton presented SUNY Plattsburgh with a representative collection of Rockwell Kent’s works that became the foundation for the college’s Rockwell Kent Collection. In 2000, she donated additional items to the collection, which are referred to as the “Kent Legacies” materials.
Kent manuscripts, imprints and other ephemera are housed in Special Collections in Feinberg Library. Art-related Kent materials are located in the Rockwell Kent Gallery and Collection.