Decorative Arts ➔ Hand-colored Lithograph, Brother And Sister, by E B. and E.C. Kellogg
A framed, hand-colored lithograph titled The Little Brothers, published by E B. and E.C. Kellogg of 136 Main Street, Hartford, Conn. This print was published while the Kellogg Brothers were in a short-lived partnership with Horace Thayer 1846-1847 at 144 Fulton St, N.Y.
History of Company:
Elijah Chapman Kellogg (1811-1881), partner with his brother Edmund in the successor firm of E.B. & E.C. Kellogg from 1842 onward. From about 1830 through the rest of the century, the Kellogg brothers, in various partnerships among themselves and with others, published popular lithographs in Hartford, Connecticut. These firms issued the second largest number of decorative prints intended for the American public, surpassed only by their New York rivals, Currier & Ives, producing thousands of lithographs, most hand-colored, which ended up in the homes and work places of Americans. The Kelloggs' prints were typical of the popular print style: colorful, affordable and with images covering much the same range of topics as those of their New York counterpart. Subjects included portraits, historical events, scenes of daily life, views, religious themes, politics, sports, animals, sentimental images and any other topic that might be of interest to the American public.
Wood, glass paper and wooden backing
14"" h 10"" w
Current Location Status:
Gift Of Kirkpatrick, Arthur
Kellogg, E. B. And Kellogg, E. C.Arthur KirkpatrickArthur Kirkpatrick was born in Oshawa, Ontario on September 16, 1868, and came to Grand Rapids with his parents in 1882. At public schools he showed an early interest in sketching and art. He studied carving and designing in Boston, and for a time practiced wood carving. He joined Berkey & Gay in 1893 and began his artistic career there as assistant designer. Soon after he established his own offices.
As head of the Grand Rapids School of Furniture Designing he became a technical advisor and instructor of design, although he did not become entirely divorced from actual designing. It was one of the few, if not the only school of its kind at the time. He developed a rare philosophy, that design is the basis of all learning. He trained many of the nation's most successful and famous designers of his day. He was a member of the Grand Rapids Furniture Designers Association and the American Designers Institute. He died August 10, 1941.James A. StraubJames A. Straub was a Collections department volunteer and Collection Committee Member at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, offering his services as an art historian. Among his many life accomplishments were his family, and serving in the United States Marine Corps, including a 13-month tour of duty in Vietnam. His list of achievements include 27 years as Detective Lieutenant from the Kent County Sheriff's Department, Original Catalogue Director of the Mathias Alten Catalogue Raisonne, and providing significant contributions to the book, Mathias Alten: Journey of an American Painter.
Jim was honored to have been appointed by Gov. Milliken to the Board of Forensic Polygraph Examiners and by the GR mayor to the GR Historical Commission. Additionally, Jim served as President of the Command Officers Bargaining Unit at the Kent County Sheriff's Department and Vice President of the GR Historical Society. Along with his dedicated service to GRPM Jim was also a member of the Board of Kent County Employees Credit Union, the Kent County Pension Board, the Art Advisory Committee for Butterworth Hospital, the Acquisitions Committee at the Grand Rapids Art Museum and the GVSU Gordon Gallery Advisory Committee.