Sunday, January 15, 2012
Court of the Penquins
The Court of the Penquins by Arthur Kraft was reproduced to life size in 1979 after the artists death from cancer in 1977. They were originally 3-4 inches high miniatures. Kraft began his training at the Nelson Gallery of Art (now The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art) when he was young. At 13 he started selling his work at local art fairs. He continued his education at the Kansas City Art Institute and Yale University of Fine Art. After time in the Army during WWII he finished his degree at Yale and in 1946 won the Audubon Artist Society national painting award. He spent most his life in Kansas City.