Title: “Nostalgie De La Boue”
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 36″ x 30″
Two watercolor on paper from Arthur Kraft’s Garden of the God series.
Kraft’s time in Colorado is undocumented and remains a mystery to date. His specimen-like illustration of rocks found in Colorado Springs’ Garden of the Gods provides a remarkable contrast to the usual panoramic views of the monumental geologic formations in the park.
Newspaper clipping from the Lawrence Daily Journal-World – October 8, 1959:
Well-Known K.C. Artist Is Beaten and Robbed
Arthur Kraft, 38, well known Kansas City artist, was beaten and robbed in a parking lot Wednesday night.
Kraft was named by the Junior Chamber of Commerce as one of the 10 outstanding young men in the nation in 1954.
Police said he apparently was struck repeatedly on the head and face with a pistol butt as he started to enter his car at 5050 Main. His billfold, containing $20, and a watch were taken.
He was taken to a hospital, where attendants said his condition was satisfactory.
Kraft is working on several sculptures for a new shopping center in Indianapolis and on murals for Kansas City’s new public library.
cordially wishes to invite you
to a pre-New York showing
of painting and sculpture by
Arthur Kraft and Gene Hoppe
at 3921 Wyandotte Street,
Kansas City, Missouri,
from four to eight,
please present card.
Date: Sunday October 3, 1971
Want you to see painting
“The Two Randall’s”
Title: “The Two Randalls”
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 40″ x 30″
Title: “Outer Dwellings, Gormenghast”
Watercolor on paper
Dimensions: 21″ x 28″
Gormenghast is a fictional castle that features prominently in a series of fantasy works penned by Mervyn Peake. The Gormenghast series comprises three novels, originally published between 1946 and 1959.
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
Title: Japanese Woman With Lotus Flower
Donated by the estate of Jerome and Jeanette Cohen
From the permanent collection of the Carter Art Center
3201 Southwest Trafficway, Kansas City, Missouri