Each is typed on an 8-1/2 x 11 in sheet with the Ausable Forks imprint. The two letters in very good condition. Item #59610
Rockwell Kent (June 21, 1882 – March 13, 1971) was an American painter, printmaker, illustrator, & writer.He is best known for his illustrations of Greenland and Alaska as well as his magnificent three volume illustrated edition of Moby Dick. In addition, Kent was involved with the progressive political movements of his time and actually ran for Congress in 1948 on the American Labor Party ticket. See Wikiedia for an extensive write up of his life. Kent responds to Cutcliff's request for career advice. Cutliff seems to have developed a method of restoring engravings and Kent responds that his "old friend, Carl Zigrosser" seems to be familiar with others using the same process. Kent urges Cutcliif to write to Mr. Zigrosser, etc. In the second letter, Kent reponds to Cutliff's gift of "two gleaming bowls, "making them seem the very embodiment of Christmas itself. Kent notes that he should be able to see Cutliff in the summer and soon he will be leaving for the Soviet Union for two months.