I worked for a chain of small newspapers
, Denton Publications
, back when I lived in the Adirondacks. One year I talked Bill Denton Jr. into running a spread of Christmas images that had been done by noted artist Rockwell Kent
for our annual Christmas issue.
This left it to me to call Sally Kent Gorton, Kent's surviving widow, to ask if we could do this. She graciously accepted and invited me to visit their home at Asgaard, outside of Ausable Falls, NY.
I was left alone in his old prints room for close to two hours, looking through the vast assrotment of images. I found over a dozen, one of which she and John Gorton though had been lost. She permitted the paper to print them all. I wrote about this visit in more detail in April 04
But what you see here are none of those images. The ones you see here [except for the color painting, which is, I think at Plattsburgh State] are surprise Christmas gifts to Bruce and I. We found them on sale yesterday and bought them immediately. It is a treasure to now have two prints of Kent's in my home.