WILLIAM KENT

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, 1919
Died in Durham, Connecticut, August 16, 2012.
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, B.S
Yale University School of Music, 1944-1947:
Studied Music Theory and Composition with Paul Hindemith
Curator, John Slade Ely House Art Center, New Haven, CT, 1960-65
Founder & Secretary of Professional Artists of Connecticut, 1962-65

Award for Artistic Excellence from the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, 2009


Collections (A Selection)

John and Kimiko Powers
Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.
Smithsonian Institution
Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester University
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park
Brooklyn Museum
Princeton University Art Museum
New Britain Museum of American Art
Richard Brown Baker
Charles B. Benenson
Robert M. Bohlen
Dave and Reba Williams
Detroit Institute of Fine Arts
Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London CT
Yale University Art Gallery


Exhibitions (A Selection)

Castellane Gallery, NYC. One-man shows: 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965
Wadsworth Atheneum, 11 New England Sculptors, 1963
Pennsylvania Academy, 1964
DeCordova Museum, 1964/66: Two-man show.
Brooklyn Museum, 15th Annual Print Exhibition, 1964
Sundsvall Museum, Sweden 1965
Whitney Museum of American Art, Whitney Annual, 1966
Tirca Karlis Gallery, Provincetown, MA, August, 1966. One-man show.
New Britain Museum of American Art, 1975
Monique Knowlton Gallery, Kent, CT 1994
The Hollycroft Foundation, Ivoryton, CT 1996
Colgate University, The Picker Art Gallery, 1997: One-man show.
The York Square Gallery, New Haven, CT, 2000: One-man show.
Detroit Institute of Fine Arts, 2000-2001
The Sculpture Mile, Madison, CT, 2001-2003
Chase/Freedman Gallery, West Hartford, CT, 2003: One-man show.
University of Michigan Museum of Art in Ann Arbor, 2004
Mobile Alabama Museum, 2005.
Evergreen Woods, Branford, CT, 2005: One-man show.
The Sculpture Mile at Middletown, CT. 2005-08
Museum of Arts & Design, NYC, 2006
L
yman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT. 2008
Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, CT 2009: One-man show.
Museum of Sex, NYC. One-man show, April 4 through November 10, 2013.


WILLIAM KENT - Bibliography

William Kent: The story of my friendship with the Master Sculptor... by Marvin Beloff (Marvin Beloff, publisher, 2013)

Durham's hidden treasure: the works of a prickly master wood carver, by Randall Beach (The New Haven Register, November 4, 2012).

WILLIAM KENT A Remembrance: World should note his passing by Alan Bisbort (The Sunday Republican, Waterbury, CT, August 26, 2012).

Old Master, by Brandon Benevento (New Haven Magazine, July 2009)

The Wood Man: Ending the year on a grace note with Bill Kent, by Alan Bisbort (Hartford Advocate, December 27, 2007)

The Artists Bluebook: 34,000 North American Artists to March 2005, ed. Lonnie Pierson (AskArt.com Inc. 2005)

Nature Transformed: Wood Art from the Bohlen Collection, ed. Sean M. Ulmer (University of Michigan Museum of Art 2004)

The Art of Shapes and Forms, by Eric Lopkin (“Weekend” Cover Story, The Middletown Press, August 28, 2003)

Chiseling Away at Life, by Tracey O’Shaughnessy (Waterbury Republican-American, 2002)

How Prints Got an Artist in Hot Water, by Alan Bisbort (The New York Times, Sunday Connecticut Section, September 3, 2000)

A Carving Artist, by Alan Bisbort (The New Haven Advocate, December 2, 1999)

Connecticut Masters, by Alan Bisbort (Connecticut Magazine, August 1998)

Pop Art with Social Pop: Slate Prints by William Kent, by Robert McVaugh (Catalogue for The Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, 1997)

William Kent: An Odessey in Art, by Don Schiller (Record-Journal, Meriden CT, Sunday, March 31, 1996)

Raw Vision, (September, 1982 , British magazine.)

Arts in America/A Bibliography Vol. I, ed. Bernard Karpel & Ruth Spiegel, 1979

The Art of the Print, by Fritz Eichenberg (Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1976)

POP ART, Lucy R. Lippard with contributions by Lawrence Alloway, Nancy Marmer, Nicholas Calas (Frederick A. Praeger, 1966)

ART MAGAZINE NO.9 1966, 3-page article in a Japanese Magazine 1966

The Whitney Museum of American Art Annual 1965, catalogue.

11 New England Sculptors, Wadsworth Atheneum Catalogue, 1963

WILLIAM KENT CARVINGS: A Record, Ed. William Kent (Philistine Press, 1960)