An American Artist's Present. (1960)

Film-document №5302 2 parts, Duration: 0:16:04 to collection Price category A

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Producer CSDF (RCSDF)

Director: Monglovskaya G., Monglovskiy U.

Operators: Monglovskaya G., Monglovskiy U.

Anouncers: Khmara L.

Text writers: Ponov V.


The film is about the opening of the Exhibition of American artist - F.Kent.

Temporary description

City of Moscow. The artist from the United States R. Kent S. Kent and his wife at a reception in the House of Friendship, organized by the Union of Societies for Friendship with Foreign Countries. R. Kent gives interviews (synchronously), spoke about his desire to convey a collection of his works, books and manuscripts in the gift of the Soviet Union. R. and S. Kent, a walk with GS Vereisky, at a reception at the EA Furtseva, see the sights of the Kremlin. Opening of exhibition of paintings by R. Kent in the Academy of Arts. R. Kent stands (synchronously). Exposition. Seeing R. and S. Kent, on the platform of the railway station.

Reel №1

Rockwell Kent's painting "River Oseybl", "Eskimo in a kayak", "Old man, old horse, an old barn," etc.

Rockwell Kent - CU.

Rockwell Kent and his wife Sally in the office.

Rockwell Kent talks about his desire to present their works to the Soviet people (simultaneously in English).

The museum building in New York - LS.

Americans in the museum for the exhibition of abstract painting - CU.

Paintings of American abstract painting - CU.

Winter landscapes of Russian nature - LS., MS.

Kent and wife artist Verey a walk in the birch grove.

Squirrel on the tree - MS.

Moscow, winter - LS.

Churches in the Kremlin.

The couple Kent and translator Mamedov Kremlin visiting historical sites.

Muscovites on the streets - LS., MS.

Laughing little girl playing in the park - CU.

Children sledding.

People choose books in a booth on the street.

Kent spouses at a reception at the Minister of Culture of the USSR EA Furtseva.

At the reception there NV Popov - Chairman of the Union of Societies with foreign countries.

Opening of the exhibition of works of Rockwell Kent in the Exhibition Hall of the Academy of Fine Arts - LS.

American artist welcomes President of the Academy of Arts B. Johansson and People's Artist Sergei Gerasimov.

Rockwell Kent delivers a speech response (synchronous).

Arrived at the exhibition EA Furtseva thanks for the gift of the spouses Kent people.

Together, visiting the exhibition.

People's Artist of the USSR Sergei Bondarchuk, artist I. Skobtseva and others on the show.

Visitors view the paintings - PNRM., LS.

Kent paintings from the series "America," "Sally on the horse," etc.

Reel №2

Kent's painting "River Oseybl", "farm", "orange sunset" picture of the hunters, and many others.

Visitors view the paintings.

Collection of engravings, Kent sent a gift to the Soviet people: illustrations for the works of Shakespeare, illustrations for the book by American writer Melville.


Book - an autobiographical story of Kent with his own drawings.

Antifascist drawings Kent - MS., CU.

Engraving "Dove of Peace in a soldier's helmet» - CU.

Young Soviet citizens at the exhibition of Kent - MS., CU.

Copy of the newspaper "Pravda" dated December 18, 1960, letter to Khrushchev Rockwell Kent, sent the 19 th November 1960 - CU.

Spouses Kent in the office reading a letter Khrushchev.

Authentic letter Khrushchev Rockwell Kent - CU.

Muscovites N.Popova accompany spouses Kent, departing from Moscow home.

Rockwell Kent delivers a speech in front of the microphone at the station (synchronously).

Writer Nikolai Tikhonov among the mourners.

Spouses Kent farewell to the mourners.

The train departs, mourners waving their hands.