Call Of The Wild
New York artist Rockwell Kent and his 9-year-old son spent the winter of 1918 on Fox Island near Seward. They were thrust out of their comfort zone, living in a goat shelter that was a 12-mile boat ride from the nearest village. Kent painted this scene nearly 50 years later from sketches of that adventure. The redemptive glow of the sun and two human figures reflect his emotional journey in the Alaska wilderness.