Category Archives: Lithographs

Arthur Kraft 1971 Pencil Signed Lithograph “Brain Transplant Anyone?”

Title: “Brain Transplant Anyone?”
Date: 1971
Lithograph – Edition of 50
Dimensions: 9″ x 6″


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Arthur Kraft 1963 “Tree of Life” Lithograph

Title: “Tree of Life”
Date: 1963
Lithograph – Edition of 450
Dimensions: 22″ x 30″

 

 

Original artist information backing card.

“TREE OF LIFE”

ABOUT THE ARTIST…

Arthur M. Kraft is a native of Kansas City, Missouri. After his graduation from Yale University, his art was utilized on covers and throughout the inside leaves of many Henry Luce publications. His first one man show, “Arthur M. Kraft, American Artist,” was launched in Paris by Jean Cocteau’s “Le Gallerie Palais Royale.” Since that time, Mr. Kraft has had exhibits in many of the major art centers, including the Jacques Seligmann Gallery in New York.

Arthur Kraft was director of the National Mural Society and is associated with the American Watercolor Society. He was chosen as a Fellow in the International Institute of Arts and Letters, and also claims a membership in the American Academy in Rome. In 1954, he was honored by the National Junior Chamber of Commerce as one of the TOYM (Ten Outstanding Young Men) in the United States.

His sculptures, murals and mosaics grace buildings and galleries in Kansas City, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Chicago, New York City, Manila, Japan—the world over and stand as monuments to his genius.

 

 

 

Original lithograph backing card.

The Tree of Life

Suggests four seasons….
Spring—the lurch of conception and birth, the liaisons of fecundity, the fullness; thereof Summer and the glimmer of growth and jocundity in the round.

The next to last lock of the canal, Autumn, is the glint of elder grace. Brittleness from burdens borne branches to Winter’s ice reflecting one’s own face.

The bird shatters the image to harken departure.

EEW

 

 

 


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Arthur Kraft 1972 “Don Quixote” Lithograph

Title: “Don Quixote”
Date: 1972
Lithograph – Edition of 250
Dimensions: 18″ X 22 1/2″ each


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Carter Art Center 2003 Exhibition “Rediscovering Arthur Kraft”

Photos from the 2003 exhibition “Rediscovering Arthur Kraft” at the Carter Art Center, Penn Valley Community College, Kansas City, Missouri.

The exhibition was curated by Sherman Reed Anderson Ph.D.

Dr. Anderson also curated “The Art and Words of Arthur Kraft” for the Albrecht-Kemper Museum, St. Joseph, Missouri in 2002.

 

 

 

In support of the Arthur Kraft Scholarship, the FRIENDS of the Carter Art Center along with the MCC Foundation are selling original Arthur Kraft “Tree of Life” lithographs for $150. Lithographs are signed by Arthur Kraft and numbered.

To purchase one for your collection visit the Carter Art Center or click here for ordering information: http://mcckc.edu/pennvalley/art/friends

 

 

 

The Carter Center for Visual Arts

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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

 

Original packaging for "The Seasons" distributed by KG Associates.


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