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Benton, Thomas Hart (...
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Photo and bio of John English, an illustrator and painter, teaching "an illustrating class at the Kansas City Art Institute" with his father, Mark English.
You Can't Judge a Book
Review of show of artists books at the UMKC Gallery of Art.
Yet Another Claim to Fame for KC: Artist Remington
April 1, 1987
Frederic Remington lived in Kansas City for a brief period during 1884/1885. He used the city as a base from which to travel to the southwest "in search of models for his artistic works." He lived at 1110...
Y-TOPIA at Byron Cohen
April 1, 2005
Review of show by Kansas City artists Peter Demos, Eric Sall, Jaimie Warren, and Lynus Young.
October 27-November 2, 2005
Article reporting the loss of one of Kansas City's "most renowned eccentrics," Vince Roark. Roark was a habitue of the Westport and Kansas City Art Institute areas, where he was known for his complex "hypergraph"...
Women Get Their Due
Photo (of a woman's painting in the Nelson Gallery of Art) and book review of "Woman Artists: An Historical, Contemporary and Feminist Bibliography" by Sherry Piland and Donna Bachman. Discussion of the...
Women Artists: An Historical, Contemporary and Feminist Bibliography
Book (co-written by Kansas City author Sherry Piland) with illustrations and annotated bibliographic entries about women artists in history, etc.
With a Little Hint of Unrest
July 1, 2010
Review of Kansas City artist Amy Kligman's solo exhibition "Thoughts Before Sleeping" at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center (2012 Baltimore Ave.). The show features 14 paintings and a paper installation and...
Winifred Owens Whitebergh
Biographical article about Winifred Owens Whitebergh, or Winifred Whitebergh, a painter.
Window on Art: Galleries Gear Up for Fall Shows
Photo and biographical article about Larry Mansker, artist of a portrait painting of Harry Truman and "the owner of the 507 Studio at 507 Walnut in River Quay."
William Kemper, Sr.
Photo and caption about the portrait of William Kemper, Sr. by artist John Orth.
William J. Hinchey: The Rediscovery of Artist's Work and Diary Results in Exhibit at Nelson Art Gallery
Article about entries in the diary of artist William Hinchey (1829-1893) about Westport, Independence, and Liberty, Missouri, and the exhibit of his art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Description...
Illustrations (of the artist's paintings) and biographical article about William de la Montagne Cary, or William Cary (1840-1922), an artist of the Upper Missouri River in 1861 and 1874, born in New York...
William Adolph Bouguereau
Illustrations and information on William Adolph Bouguereau, or William Bouguereau (1825-1905), a French artist of religious paintings including "The Girl with the Distaff" held in the Kansas City Public...
Wilbur Niewald: A 40 Year Retrospective, 1951-1991
Photos, illustrations, and biographical article about Wilbur Niewald, "Senior Professor of Painting" at the Kansas City Art Institute, retiring after 43 years there. Growing up in Kansas City and becoming...
Wilbur Niewald Early Paintings at Dolphin Gallery
June 1, 2006
Review of exhibit of paintings by Wilbur Niewald from the 1960s. Niewald, former chair of the KCAI painting department, "was just awarded the esteemed Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowshi.p.
Who You Askin'?
Juny 28-August 3, 2005
Article describes a recent show featuring Kansas City artists at the gallery Rare, in the Chelsea area of New York City. The show, entitled "What's the Matter with Kansas?", included works by Eric von...
Review of group show at the Kansas City Artists Coalition.
Where the River Fits the Song
Illustrations (by Karl Bodmer), map, and article about the upper Missouri River, its early explorations by the Lewis and Clark expedition and the Karl Bodmer and Prince Maximilian expedition, and its present-day...
Where the Artist Finds the Tools of His Trade in Kansas City
Article profiles Keith Coldsnow Artists Materials, an art supply store located in Westport (104 Westport Road). The store, founded by Keith Coldsnow in 1952, was purchased by Michael Hunter in 1992.
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