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Adaline Kent

American, (1900–1957)
Adaline Kent was an American sculptor from California. She is known for her abstract sculptures with forms inspired by the natural landscape. She began her education at Vassar College before returning to the Bay Area to study at the California School of Fine Arts, and she also studied in Paris with Antoine Bourdelle at the Grande Chaumiere. She married Robert Boardman Howard on August 5, 1930, after they worked together on the Pacific Stock Exchange building, a Miller and Pflueger architecture firm project.The first fifteen years of her career her art focused on the human body. She loved the fact that sculpting the human body offered anyone to have their own personal interpretation to the craft. This foundation in the form of the human body led her to discover her true passion of creating works of art that dealt with the flow of nature. Kent loved to hike and explore various trails in the Sierra Mountains and was influenced by rock formations. She also admired certain artworks from witchcraft and spiritual customs, which influenced her later work.

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