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Framed (37.5 in. x 18 in.) and matted watercolor entitled "Autumn Fields," which depicts farm and fields by artist Frederic James.
Avenue of the Arts 2006 Features Siz New Installations
July 1, 2006
The sixth annual Avenue of the Arts exhibit on Central Street features: Miki Baird, Sidewalk Confetti; Susan White, Lyric Lascaux; Jorge Garcia, A Minor Code; Margaret & Rolf Brommelsiek, Rabone 9; Milton...
Avenue of the Arts Expands
May 17, 2009
The year 2009 marks the tenth anniversary of the Avenue of the Arts project which showcases contempory works by local artists along Central Street in downtown Kansas City. The 2009 display will feature...
Information on Barbara Shanklin (a graduate of Kansas University), an artist of sculptures on exhibit at the Main Branch Library of the Kansas City Public Library in 1971.
Behind the Smoke: Thomas Hart Benton
Photos and biographical article about Thomas Hart Benton, a prominent Missourian painter and muralist born in Neosho, Missouri in 1889 and coming to Kansas City in 1935 with residence and studio at 3616...
Postcard of the Bellerive Hotel
Information about Max Bengis, a Polish painter with work on permanent exhibit at the Truman Library.
Benton and the World at War
Article analyzing the creation and legacy of Thomas Hart Benton's ten-panel series, "Year of Peril." Inspired by the attack on Pearl Harbor and the U.S. entering World War II, the series was used as propaganda...
Benton Goes to War
Article about Thomas Hart Benton's paintings commissioned during World War II serving as propaganda and intended "to 'wake up the middle west to the grimness of our national situation,'" with photos of...
Benton’s KC Flood Painting for Sale
May 18, 2011
Thomas Hart Benton’s “Flood Disaster (Homecoming—Kaw Valley)” is set to be auctioned at Sotheby’s in New York on May 19, 2011. The painting “was inspired by the devastating floods of the summer...
Biographical information about Bernard Chiles, an abstract painter formerly of Kansas City at 3800 Baltimore Avenue, originally from New York, the first American artist invited to exhibit at the Galerie...
Biographical article about the paintings done in Dutch style by Bertha Rockwell exhibited at "Swan's" art gallery.
Biographical article about the "paintings by Miss Bertha Rockwell in the Swan Art Gallery" of Kansas City.
Best and Brightest
September 1, 2006
As part of the "best" of KC, this article discusses the Kansas City artist Kelly Porter.
Best of Missouri Hands (The)
A 30-page promotional section by the Missouri Artisans Association that includes an article about the history of the association to celebrate 25 years. Features over 37 Missouri artisans.
Best of Missouri: Bovine Bash
Photo and article about the more than 200 cow statues or fiberglass sculptures placed around Kansas City as a fund-raising and entertainment project called "CowParade" with work by local artists and led...
Big Award for Local Artist Is a Thrill
March 15, 2011
"Shane W. Evans, a Kansas City artist, received an Image Award for Literature at the 42nd annual NAACP's Image Awards...." The award was for his illustrations in the book ''My Brother Charlie'' that deals...
Bingham and Benton: Missouri's Old Masters
March 20, 2005
Review of show, "Bingham to Benton: The Midwest as Muse", also contains biographical information about the two artists.
Bingham Independence Studio
Description of the George Caleb Bingham studio in Independence, at 313 West Pacific Street where he painted his famous Order No. 11 painting. The work of the artist himself was "to keep before the minds...
Biography of Arthur M. Kraft (1922-1977), Artist
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