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Artists from Kansas

Kansans have played a role in the development of arts throughout the state's history. Early artists in Kansas gave us visual images of the times of Bleeding Kansas and the Civil War.  Artists in the latest 19th century provided illustrations of Kansas for the nation's media that helped to promote the state. A number of African Americans from Kansas were influential in the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, portraying their experiences in Kansas to a national audience. American Indian artists have worked to preserve and share their cultural traditions, along with other folk artists from a range of immigrant groups. Kansan John Steuart Curry was a leader in the art movement known as regionalism and produced what is probably the most well known public art in the world.  Learn more about these well known Kansas artists.

Borglum, Gutzom

Bosin, Blackbear

Curry, John Steuart

Douglas, Aaron

Gage, Robert Merrell

Grisnik, Marijana

Kansas Folk Arts Program

Overmyer, David H.

Parks, Gordon

Reader, Samuel J.

Reid, Albert T.

Remington, Frederic

Sandzén, Sven Birger

Stone, George M.

Whittemore, Margaret

Winter, Lumen Martin

Worrall, Henry

Entry: Artists from Kansas

Author: Kansas Historical Society

Author information: The Kansas Historical Society is a state agency charged with actively safeguarding and sharing the state's history.

Date Created: December 1969

Date Modified: February 2011

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