Arthur KraftGary Walkup
As a young teenager I meet Arthur and his dogs in the early 70,s. My grand parents used to sell painting of his at their beaty shop. Used to go to events with Arthur always moving and caring things for him and watching his dog. Now I have alot of drawings, painting from the late 30,s to early 40,s. As have letters from his parents before the war. a three sided wall devider from 1976. The women at the beaty shop went behind it to take their bloses off to put robes on to have their hair done.
Arthur KraftKim Smith
I own a painting by Kraft titled " Atomic Ascension ", dated 1947, and would like to see more work from this time period and know more about his life.
memories of arthurjeff mills
my step-dad was a friend, attorney and big fan of arthur. i use to go to his "apartment/studio" in the 60's and see him. I have spent over 40 years loving his works and have inherited a nice collection of oil paintings, a unique sculpture and some inks. his talent is obvious and his style is unique--one can spot a creation of his immediately-i attended the penn valley show and was so happy to take my then young son and expose him to so many fans of arthur's. his troubles were a difficult obstacle. my step dad helped him for years to try and get back on his feet--but his inner demons won the day. i love his art more each day and just wish the world had the opportunity to gaze upon his works like i do.
i have an oil depicting an old road grader he painted in the early 70's-one of his later works that is awesome--my oldest piece is a small sculpture from 1959 of a freaky gnome--he was a genius-
K.C. Public Library MuralDavid Farmer
I was fortunate enough to know Arthur and, along with a small group of his friends and associates,work for him on the assembly of the mural for the K.C.Public Library. Under his direction, we hand cut and glued the mosaic tile to sections of stiff cardboard which were later transported to the site and installed in place by local union tile setters. It was a memorable experience working for the man and even these many years later, I can still pick out the various sections that I had a hand in assembling. Since I have an affection for owls, he gave me a colored pencil and water color sketch of the owl that nests in one of the trees in the mural. I will always hold fond memories of Arthur and my experiences working under his direction.
Kraft oil and sketchesDavid McGarry
My uncle became a friend of Arthur's, with common interests in design, & imbibing. I inherited a oil tiger of his that my uncle received. When Penn Valley Comm. College initiated the "Arthur Kraft Art Scholarship", individuals owning his works were invited to share them in a public viewing, which was repeated at a later date.
His Japanese lady in glass, is permanently displayed at
the Carter Arts Center at Penn Valley.
bronze adam and eve sculptors 2ft x 2ftnancy evans
I can't find information on arthur kraft bronze art work. I have (2) 2ft x 2ft bronze art by arthur kraft signed 1962 adam and eve. any other places besides kansas city art institute
Arthur KraftVictoria Chick Dowd
As a former Kansas Citian I was aware of Arthur Kraft while growning up. My mother -in-law was a friend of his mother and was given one of his rooster paintings which we still have. You might check the archives at the Kansas City Art Institute.
they may have some of his work in their teaching collection. Also, there may be someone through the Jewish Community Center in Kansas City who can give you information. They probably have a person that curates art exhibitions related to Judaisn and/or artists of Jewish heritage. He served in England during WWII and did many wartime related paintings. He suffered from some type of psychiatric problem, I believe related to depression. I am hazy about whether or not his death was natural or a suicide but he was fairly young when he died. Good luck in your search. I think he was a very underrated artist because he used an exacting medium for intricate work at a time when abstract expressionism was coming to the fore. Victoria Chick
Arthur KraftDennis Dumas
Can anybody lead me to some organization that has information on A. Kraft.
My family has an extensive amount his art they received from Mr. Kraft
during the late fifties.