Discipline: Visual Art – painting, Visual Art – sculpture

Arthur Kraft

Discipline: Visual Art – painting, Visual Art – sculpture
Region: Kansas City, MO
MacDowell fellowships: 1947

Arthur Kraft (1922 - 1977) was an expressionist American painter, sculptor, and muralist who was born in Kansas City. He studied at the Nelson Gallery of Art as a small boy and by the age of 13, he was selling his work at local art fairs. He continued his education at the Kansas City Art Institute and at Yale University’s School of Fine Arts. While at Yale, he served as art editor of campus humor magazine, The Yale Record. Kraft’s art was in solo exhibitions and installations in Paris, New York, Los Angeles, and more. He also illustrated a book for a longtime friend, published his own book, and reproduced bronze sculptures as installation art in his hometown. Kraft passed away from cancer in 1977.



Arthur Kraft worked in the Mixter studio.

Built in 1927–1930, the Florence Kilpatrick Mixter Studio was funded by its namesake and designed by the architect F. Winsor, Jr., who also designed MacDowell's original Savidge Library in 1925. Mixter Studio, solidly built of yellow and grey-hued granite, once had sweeping views of Pack Monadnock to the east. The small building was originally entered on the…

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