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A Gathering in the Arts: Midwesteners Photographed by George M. Kren

View the e-book here: http://newprairiepress.org/ebooks/16/ 

George Kren book cover

George M. Kren was a professor of History at Kansas State University and a passionate photographer. Artist and retired K-State professor Margo Kren is the author of this web book of photographs made by George Kren of the artists and arts advocates she interviewed during the final decades of the 20th century. The images from George and Margo’s collaboration foretell the significance of what evolved over the next forty years into a vital and active regional life for the arts. Margo’s thoughtful notes and George’s unusually fresh portraits combine to evoke and preserve a special, formative period for the arts in Kansas City, in the state of Kansas, and in states beyond.

The book includes an afterword with comments by Jon Blumb, photographer, about George Kren as a photographer. An added note -- all or most of the photographs appeared at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art in the 2011 Exhibition Makers Framed: Photographic Portraits by George Kren.

Art for Every Home: An Illustrated Index of Associated American Artists Prints, Ceramics, and Textile Designs 
by Gail Windisch, Sylvan Cole, and Karen Herbaugh, 2016

514 pages
399.3 Mb PDF
Free at http://hdl.handle.net/2097/19686