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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
A Sculptor Builds a Playground
Photos and article about "the new playground park at 27th and Madison" Streets in Kansas City, designed by local sculptor Dale Eldred in 1962 (interviewed by fellow sculptor Richard Hollander) after resignation...
A Tiny Renoir Began Impressive Obsession
June 3, 2007
Article spotlighting the personal collection of French Impressionist paintings of Henry and Marion Bloch. For the last 35 years the Blochs have acquired works from such artists as Manet, Monet, Renior...
A Turn Toward Abstraction
October 20, 2011
Profile of Kansas City ceramic artist Bowie Croisant and a review of his work on display at Red Star Studios at the Belger Arts Center (2100 Walnut). The exhibition, also featuring the work of Stephanie...
A Walk through the Crossroads
Article printed from http://bradleyosborn.com/a_walk_through_the_crossroads.pdf Bradley Osborn website, describes the Crossroads or Crossroads Arts District. Bordered roughly by Truman Road on the north,...
A Window into Lisa Lala's World
Profile of artist Lisa lala, who paints landscapes and still-lifes on glass.
A Winter Scene out of the Past
January 11, 1969
Illustration and caption about the painting by artist Gale Stockwell of the barn (torn down by 1969) "on the farm of Stuart Perkins, realtor and developer of the Briarcliff addition" in Clay County, Missouri....
Portrait of and biographical article about Aaron Douglas, known by some as "the father of black American art." Douglas was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1899, studied art at the University of Kansas, and...
File containing a pamphlet with photos and biographical article about Aaron Douglas, a black painter born in Topeka, Kansas in 1899 and becoming successful as an artist before "return[ing] to his native...
Aaron Douglas taught art at Lincoln High School, Kansas City, Missouri, 1923-1925. Painted murals in Fisk University Library, Bennett College, Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1938.
Description of John Parks, "art instructor at the University of Kansas, who recently completed an elaborate decoration at Sidney's restaurant on Linwood boulevard." Description of his "mural depict[ing]...
Abstract But Entertaining
April 17, 2008
Art review of John Ochs' exhibit of abstract works of shellac on wood panel, canvas, and paper showing at the Jan Weiner Gallery. Includes photograph of "Standing Behind" (2008).
Abstractionist Exhibition Long Overdue in Kansas City
Article describing an exhibit featuring Colette Bangert's art.
Accolades for KC's Ed Hogan
December 15, 2013
Article summarizes the life and notable artistic works of Kansas City artist Ed Hogan. Members of the Kansas City arts community are interviewed and provide insights into Hogan's long career. The author...
Across Our Wide Missouri: What a Capitol Idea
Article about the gallery of art work at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri, and the contradictions between the art and the state's stereotypic image.
Ada Greenwood MacLaughlin Papers Finding Aid
circa 1870-1925 (bulk 1890-1916)
Ada Greenwood MacLaughlin, daughter of Kansas City School Superintendent James Greenwood and his wife Amanda, was born in Kirksville, Missouri, on August 1, 1860. She resided in Kansas City, Missouri,...
Addicted To Art, Byron Cohen Gallery Hits 10-year Mark
October 21, 2004
The Byron C. Cohen Gallery for Contemporary Art is now celebrating its 10th anniversary. It is a contemporary art gallery located at 2020 Baltimore Avenue in the Marietta Chair Building in the Kansas City...
Affirming Community and Enabling Art
Interview with David Hughes, John O'Brien and Raechell Smith about the history and future of the Charlotte Street Fund on the occasion of its sixth anniversary. Article also contains "Eyes on the Prize:...
African American Artists in Greater Kansas City
File contains a publication entitled "Exhibit of Outstanding Negro Americans" which is dated May 7-June 1, 1947. This exhibit contained 32 oil portraits done by Betsy Graves Reyneau and Laura Wheeler Waring...
Al Agnew Combines Nature with Art
Article about naturalist painter Al Agnew with biographical information and photos and descriptions of his paintings of outdoor scenes, especially of animals and the Ozarks.
Albert T. Reid, Artist and Business Man
Portrait, illustrations (by Reid), and biographical article about Albert Reid, a cartoon artist and business man in Topeka, Kansas. Born in Concordia, Kansas, in 1873 and becoming an illustrator for the...
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