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Rockwell Kent, America Landscape ArtistRockwell Kent


In 1926 the American landscape painter, Rockwell Kent (1882 - 1971) spent a year living in a small house belonging to Dan and Rose Mac a'Bhaird in Gleann Locha, a remote townland which cannot be reached by road (1926/27). He produced some of his finest work during this brief stay, including Irish Coast, Shipwreck, Coast of Ireland and Dan Ward's Stack. His most famous Gleann Locha painting is Annie McGinley, a study of a local woman sunbathing near An Port.

"I've travelled north and south east and west in search of mountain peaks but never until now have I found peaks whose summits reached so near to God as do you men of Donegal."

Rockwell Kent, American Painter

Rockwell Kent Paintings are on display in Plattsburgh State Art Museum, State University of New York

Plattsburg State Art Museum