Kites in Art 

NEW!!    Check out my article Kites IN  Art : Infinite Ways to Soar  in the Dec. 01/Jan. 02 issue of  KiteLife Magazine.

A work still in Progress:
Thanks to a recent question on the fighters email list, I did some searching and found some interesting results.
Here is a listing of sites that exhibit works which have Kites depicted IN ART, as opposed to art on kites, or "art kites". They are listed in no particular order. More will be added when found.
1) http://goya.unizar.es/InfoGoya/Obra/Catalogo/Pintura/76.html
The Spanish artist Francisco de Goya painted La cometa (The Kite) in 1778 for the Royal Tapestry Factory of Santa Barbara. 
2) http://www.carolthompson.com/kites/ 
Carol Thompson from Olympia, WA, whose various oil paintings of kites at the beach have been made into posters, cards, etc. 
3) http://countrysideart.com/hatfield4.htm
Don Hatfield, whose work titled "Into the Wind" has kids flying a kite at the seashore 
4) http://www.elbertprice.com/Paintings_WhereTheLand.htm
"Girl with Three Kites"  and "Shoreline"  paintings by Elbert Price in Santa Barbara, CA
5) http://admnet.com/silvia/default.htm
"Cuba"  by Artist Silvia Schiffman 
6) http://www.asia-art.net/catalog_grant3.html
"Flying Kites" by artist Grant Hou (modern Chinese artist) 
7) http://www.thersg.com.au/touring.htm
Touring Exhibition - Heaven By A String - Kite Inspired Art in Miniature, various artists 
(http://www.thersg.com.au/rsg_touring/hbascatalog.htm  - Catalogue of works) 
8) http://www.geocities.com/portchie/paintings.htm
"Children flying kites"  painted by the artist Portchi from So. Africa. 
9) http://www.chinesefolkart.com/peasantpaintings/jinshan/jkg01.htm
"A Great Kite" By Wang Ani. 
10) http://www.chinesefolkart.com/peasantpaintings/jinshan/jkg03.htm
"Flying Kites" By Wang Ani 
11) http://www.chinesefolkart.com/peasantpaintings/jinshan/jkg05.htm
"Going to fly kites" By Shao Qihua 
12) http://www.progression.co.uk/new-art/new-artix.html
Nat Mayer Shapiro has 3 paintings with kites: "Night Kites", "Kites V" and "Kites VIl"
13) http://www.mystudios.com/gallery/discoveries/glackens_paints.html
"Flying Kites, Montmartre" by William Glackens (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
14) http://www.normanrockwellvt.com/big.jpg/PaintingTheLittleHouse.jpg
"The Little House" (Kite hanging on wall) by Norman Rockwell.
15) http://country-art.com/ca/spring_fever.htm
"Spring Fever" by Terry Redlin.
16) http://www.artistryfinearts.com.au/artists/Judy_Talacko/index.htm
"In Touch With Heaven" by Judy Talacko (Australian artist).
17) http://www.allwall.com/asp/display_artist.asp?RFID=044932&CRID=158
"Hurricane Kites" series: "Breathing Sky", "Answers Aloft", "Falling or Flying", "Distance Away" by Scott Sandell.
18) http://www.self-taughtart.com/long5i.html"Kids and Kites - 1998" 
http://www.self-taughtart.com/long5s.html"Kids and Kites - 2001"   both by Woodie Long.
19) http://www.hughesdesign.net/framedArt.cfm?zone=group&groupID=49
Four Giclee prints of Kites from watercolor collage originals by Michael Banicki (R. Plutz)
20) http://65.107.211.208/singapore/arts/painters/tanswiehian/2.html
"Night Kites" by Tan Swie Hian.
21) http://www.lightworks.com/MonthlyAspectarian/2001/March/gallery.htm
"Boy with Kites" by Marty Noble. 
22) http://www.absolutearts.com/cgi-bin/portfolio/art/your-art.cgi?login=jessicadunn&title=Kite-1002614970t.jpg
"Kite" by Jessica Dunn.
23) http://www.geocities.com/gwyneth3.geo/kiteboy.html
"Kite Boy" - Ceramic figurine (7" x 5" x 5") by Gwyneth Horobin. 
24) http://www.mgcpuzzles.com/mgcpuzzles/artgallery/Jane_Wooster_Scott/Lithographs/lithograph_art_gallery_10.htm"Victorian Kaleidoscope"
http://www.mgcpuzzles.com/mgcpuzzles/artgallery/Jane_Wooster_Scott/Lithographs/lithograph_art_gallery_8.htm  "Spring Time in Central Parl",  "Summer is for Kids"
http://www.mgcpuzzles.com/mgcpuzzles/artgallery/Jane_Wooster_Scott/Lithographs/lithograph_art_gallery_3.htm  "Doc's Day Off"
http://www.mgcpuzzles.com/mgcpuzzles/artgallery/Jane_Wooster_Scott/Lithographs/lithograph_art_gallery_4.htm "High Flyers at Stormy Point"
http://www.mgcpuzzles.com/mgcpuzzles/artgallery/Jane_Wooster_Scott/Lithographs/lithograph_art_gallery_5.htm "Independance Day Parade", "Jolly Month of May", "Memories Past",     All by Jane Wooster Scott.
25) http://www.arlingtonservice.com/maris.htm
"Boys Flying Kites" by Maris M. Keller.
26) http://www.tileandclayart.com/kites.html
Four PORCELAIN KITES by George Woideck .
27) http://www.chinesefolkart.com/peasantpaintings/jinshan/jvlg08-037.htm
"Kite-Flying Contest" By Chen Weixiong. 
28) http://www.54321.com/skysong/gallery1.html
6 original paintings on paper ("Beach kite","Rainbow Reflections","Autumn Song","Stained Glass","Golden Eye","Wind Drop", ) each mounted on a diamond shapped bamboo frame by Dolly Johnson.
29) http://www.frankhoganart.com/ruthhogans.htm
"Kites and More Kites" by Ruth DeWitt Hogan.
30) http://www.medalia.net/Artpage/TheJea2870.html
"Kites" by Jean Pierre Theard. 
31) http://www.smfrancis.demon.co.uk/96-1xx.htm  "Soaring Sky"
http://www.smfrancis.demon.co.uk/96-13xx.htm "Red Kites"
http://www.smfrancis.demon.co.uk/98-67xx.htm "Red kite in blue"  by Simon Francis. 
32) http://www.bcpl.net/~wgardner/kite.htm
"Makinaw Kites" by William C. Gardner
33) http://rs6.loc.gov/pp/caiquery.html  type in the Query "kites",  2 results found on this Library of Congress site. 
"Summer Sports" 1 drawing : pen and ink (1904?) by Charles Dana Gibson. [Published in: Life, 43:540-541 (June 2, 1904)]
"All day long the boys played down by the river-bank" 1 drawing (1906?) by C.D. (Charles Dater) Weldon. [Published in: "Captain June" by Alice Hegan Rich, St. Nicholas]
34) http://www.chinapage.com/dragrob2.gif 
The "100 boys" jacket of Empress Xiao Jing embroidered with figures of dragons, bamboo, flowers, and 100 boys playing games, flying kites, etc. Empress Xiao Jing is a comtemporary of Elizabeth I of England. 
35) http://www.kites4kids.com.au/
Shows Kite Stamps from 7different countires. 
36) http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~et3m-tkkw/h1.html
Japanese picture of children flying kites in a park. 
37) http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~et3m-tkkw/index.html
"Rising Kite with Kabuki star" woodblock panels by Kunimasa. 
[Can also be found in the book "Kites" by Wayne Hosking] 
38) http://www.aka.kite.org/
"Riding like the wind" painting by Jack Sorenson. Used on the cover of "Kiting" (Journal of the American Kitefliers Assoc), Fall 2001  v.23, issue 4. 
39) http://www.allposters.com/galleryc.asp?aid=85097&parentaid=0&search=kites
"Children playing kite" by Mackey.
40) http://www.allposters.com/galleryc.asp?aid=85097&parentaid=0&search=kites
"Sophie's new kite" by Judy Talacko. 
41) http://members.tripod.com/~TKOGunn1/kiteanimations.htm
Troy Gunn's collection of kite cartoons and animations from the internet.
42) http://www.pagesage.com/html/Crafts/c-kite_stamp.html
Kite Cards created with a stamp.
43) http://members.tripod.com/~LorEbay/Kite.html
Kite card; Handmade Art Greeting Cards by Design On Hand, Inc.
44) http://www.geocities.com/vicscrafts2000/kitecards.htm
Kite note cards from Victoria’s Papercuts, Cards, and More.
45) http://thebestinternetstore.com/pix/kitelg.html
Quilted Notecard; crafted by hand using paper with colorful fabrics quilted right into the card.
46) http://www.livezone.com/cardart/birthday.html
Kite birthday card by CARD-ART. 
47) http://www.ganados.com/notecards.html
"Children with Kite" card by Rini Templeton Note Cards.
48) http://balihighway.com/baligram/newpullindex.html
"The Inestimable delight of Kite Writing" e-card from Dr. Pullover's cards.
49) http://greetings.sify.com/content/category.asp?category=Makar_Sankranti
Two Kite e-cards from an Indian site. 
50) http://www.unitedmedia.com/comics/peanuts/f_profiles/html/f4b1.html
April 12, 1956, the first time a tree eats Charlie Brown's kite. Comic strip by Charles M. Schulz. 
51) http://www.snoopystore.com/
Charlie Brown™ With Kite Figurine. 
52) http://www.hallmark.com/
Spring Ornaments -- Riding on the Breeze: Winnie the Pooh Spring Keepsake Ornament.
53) http://www.kathrynramos.com/studio.html
Paintings by Kathryn Ramos. 
54) http://cgi.netscape.ebay.com
Listings on eBay May 2002:
"Kids Flying Kites" by Jean Daunier. Listed on eBay by Ready To Hang .
"Kids With Kites " by H. Hargrove. Listed by Art Dims Art Collectables and Misc.
"Children with Kites" Imari Bowl from Moniques Antiques.


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