It seems Kent was highly political. For example, in 1967 the Soviet Union awarded him the Lenin Peace Prize.
Fortunately, as best I can tell from Internet surfing of images of his paintings, he stuck mostly to nature as his subject matter. In particular, he made many paintings featuring snow and ice.
For most of his career his style was Moderne - simplified shapes, as can be seen in the Gallery below.
Monhegan is small island off the coast of Maine that Kent visited several times over his career. This painting predates his Moderne style, and is pleasingly well-done.
Another fairly early work. The Berkshires are a low mountain range along the Massachusetts - New York border.
By now, Kent's mature style has emerged.
Near the southern tip of South America.
Yes, Kent was there too.
This is different. The title refers to the day following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that plunged the United States into World War 2. Presumably Kent meant to feature symbolism here, though it's so subtle I can't decide what it might be.
A summer scene, but nearly as simplified as his snow scenes.
Another aspect of Monhegan.
Early fall in western Canada.
This painting has much less of Kent's expected simplicity. The setting is New York State near the Canadian border, Whiteface being a major mountain in the Adirondacks and a well-known (to New Yorkers) ski center. Kent lived here in the Adirondacks for many years.
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