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Clara Dennison

Clara Dennison is the daughter of Rockwell III ("Rocky") and Margaret Wolfe Kent. She is one of seven siblings born of Rocky's second marriage; she also has two half-sisters.

Clara has and continues to study art near her home in eastern Massachusetts. She juggles the rewards of raising a family with teaching art, as well as,exhibiting her work throughout New England. Her media of preference are monotypes and watercolors. Much of Clara's creativity is inspired by nature and by sites that are, for her, personally significant. "My landscape images," she says, "are based, in part, on memories from a childhood exploring the secrets of the New England forest with my six siblings." Like her brother Chris, Clara belonged to a younger set of grandchildren who came to know their grandfather primarily through his books and the artwork that adorned their home. Many of her landscapes - real or imagined - are re-examinations of the same place or theme. Kent took this same approach when he recaptured views of Blackhead, Monhegan Island, Maine, the Berkshire and Green Mountains, of Massachusetts and Vermont, and Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondacks.

Clara and her husband Peter live with their three children near Boston.

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View Larger Image 6. Silently by the River. 2000. Monotype. Image: 20 x 16 in.
View Larger Image 7. A Treasure. 2000. Monotype. Image: 20 x 16 in.
View Larger Image 8. Around the Oak. 2000. Monotype. Image: 20 x 16 in.
View Larger Image 9. Supporting Columns. 2000. Monotype. Image: 20 x 16 in.

All works, collection of the artist.

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