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Dorothy Kent

Also Known As: "Doratha"
Birthplace: New York, United States
Death: February 1981 (92)
New Mexico, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Rockwell Kent and Sara Ann Kent
Sister of Rockwell Kent and Douglas Kent

Occupation: painter, lithographer and watercolorist, as well as, a violinist
Managed by: Jessica Marie German
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About Dorothy Kent


Dorothy Kent (1888-1981), was the daughter of Rockwell and Sara Ann Holgate Banker Kent, sister to Kent and their brother, Douglas.

Dorothy moved from the Kent family home, near Tarrytown, NY, to the vicinity of San Juan Pueblo, New Mexico, where she resided until her death in 1981.

Little is known of her early life and visual arts training, however, her artistic legacy shows that she was an accomplished painter, lithographer and watercolorist, as well as, a violinist. Dorothy's compositions are similar to Kent's in that she reduces nature to highly stylized modeled forms. Dorothy participated in the 1917, Society of Independent Artists exhibition, held in New York, along with her brother and her nephew, Rocky. It is believed that she exhibited nationally, as well as regionally, throughout her life, including a show of her watercolors at the Lucien Labaudt Art Gallery in San Francisco, 1954.


GEORGE LEWIS,8 son of Zenas,7 Zenas,6 Daniel,5 grad. Union Coll. 1849, and became a wholesale merchant N.Y. City. He mar. 1st, June 1, 1852, Matilda D. Rockwell, b. June, 1832 ; d. 1864. He mar. 2d, June 6, 1866, Virginia G. Tyron (or Tryon), and d. Dec. 22, 1884.

Children of Geo. L. and Matilda D. Rockwell Kent:

I. George Rockwell,9 b. July 2, 1853; mar. July 18, 1881, Sarah H. Banker, and had children :

  • 1. Rockwell,10 b. June 21, 1882.
  • 2. Douglass,10 b. Feb. 6, 1884.
  • 3. Doratha, b. Mch. 21, 1888.

He d. Sept. 26, 1887, aged 34.

II. Alice, b. July 28, 1855 ; mar. Apl. 27, 1881, Rev. James Stoddard and has chil. :

  • 1. Virginia Tryon.
  • 2. Alice Kent.
  • 3. Sarah Allen.
  • 4. George Kent.
  • 5. James Kent.

III. Frederic Cleveland,9 b. Mch. 20, 1857 ; d. Dec. 10, 1884.

Child of Geo. L. and Virginia Tryon Kent :

IV. Percy,9 b. Oct. 17, 1868 ; a manufacturer.

Bibliographic information:

  • Genealogies of the Different Families Bearing the Name of Kent in the United States Together ...
  • by Lloyd Vernon Briggs
  • Published 1898
  • Publisher Rockwell & Churchill press
  • Year 1898
  • Pages 387
  • Possible copyright status NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
  • Language English
  • Digitizing sponsor Google
  • Book from the collections of Harvard University
  • Collection americana
  • Page 219
  • Identifier-access
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Dorothy Kent's Timeline

March 21, 1888
New York, United States
February 1981
Age 92
New Mexico, United States