Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
Modern School Alphabet: Initial Letter 'A'Made in United States, North and Central America
Rockwell Kent, American, 1882 - 1971
Brush, pen, and black ink, traces of graphite
Currently not on view
1971-2-194Purchased with the Lola Downin Peck Fund from the Carl and Laura Zigrosser Collection, 1971
LabelThis charming pictorial initial belongs to a complete alphabet designed by Rockwell Kent, one of the best-known American graphic artists and book illustrators of the twentieth century. His preference for plain black-and-white drawings executed in clear, simplified lines lent itself to illustration and book design.