Monthly Archives: June 2012

Arthur Kraft Stained Glass – Japanese Woman With Lotus Flower

Title: Japanese Woman With Lotus Flower
Date: Unknown
Stained Glass
Donated by the estate of Jerome and Jeanette Cohen
From the permanent collection of the Carter Art Center
3201 Southwest Trafficway, Kansas City, Missouri


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Arthur Kraft Pen and Ink on Paper “Kansas”

Title: Kansas, from the United States Series
Container Corporation of America
Date: 1948
Pen and ink, gouache and pencil on paperboard
Dimensions: 21 3/4″ x 19 3/8″
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Container Corporation of America


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Kansas City Artist Arthur Kraft Four Original Lithographs “The Seasons”

Title: “The Seasons”
Date: Unknown
Set of 4 Lithographs – Edition of 300
Dimensions: 8 1/2″ X 10″ each


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Arthur Kraft Watercolor on Paper “Floral Urn”

Title: “Floral Urn”
Date: Unknown
Watercolor on paper
Dimensions: 14″ x 16″

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Arthur Kraft 1965 Kansas Citian Magazine Article “Home Savings Association Exhibition”

Kansas Citian Magazine article – September 1965

Arthur Kraft Art At Home Savings

Paintings, drawings and sculpture by Arthur Kraft, Kansas City artist, make up a one-month showing now through September 17 open to the public in the Main Lobby of Home Savings Association, 10th and Grand. All of the works are privately owned and on special loan from the homes of admirers of this brilliant and versatile artist, some of whose art is on permanent display in the Louvre, the Ufizzi Gallery in Florence and leading galleries in the United States.

Kraft is probably best known locally for his colorful, imaginative mosaic mural for the Children’s Entrance to the new Public Library at 12th and McGee, and the large hanging mural in the new Missouri Public Services Building. His sculptures of a family group is at the Walnut Street entrance of Commerce Trust. He also designed the much-admired stained glass windows of the Overland Park Christian Church.

Among the works on display at Home Savings are fine examples of Kraft’s many-faceted ability. Dominating the exhibit for sheer size and rich coloration is “Camelot,” a mural-size oil painting, and his graceful “Swan,” sculptured in heavy brass wire. Also included are a pair of original paintings on musical themes from a series Kraft made for Philharmonic programs, and a delightful sketch for the Youth Symphony. Others reflect the wide range of Kraft’s interest and talents, from a tiny “Dog” and owlets in a nest to his highly individualistic handling of a classic theme, “Leda and the Swan.”

The show is open to the public from 7:30 to 5:30 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday, on the first floor of the Home Savings Building, 10th and Grand.

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