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An example of work by Roland Kickapoo Logan
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|The following biographical materials are submitted by Scott Wilder, Fine Art Researcher of Kansas and Missouri artists. |
Born and raised in Kickapoo, Kansas, Roland "Kickapoo" Logan graduated
from Leavenworth, Kansas Senior high in 1926. He played halfback on the
football team at Kansas University in Lawrence, coached at the West
Point Military Academy, and was a Commander in the U.S. Navy. He
was also a member of the National Hall of Fame for athletic trainers.
His art studios were located in Palm Springs, California where he lived
and worked for many years. Logan won the Postato Prize awarded by the
Salmagundi Club of New York City. He was also awarded the American
Institute of Fine Arts Medal.
Kickapoo is known for his landscapes, seascapes, and American Indian
paintings. He signs his paintings "Kickapoo Logan". Kickapoo's
younger brother Gene Adams Logan was also a well listed artist
specializing in sculpture.
The following is taken directly from a flyer evidently originally
provided by the artist that accompanied one of Kickapoo's paintings:
Kickapoo Logan received his brush name, from his childhood home in the
Kickapoo Indian lands of Northeast Kansas. He is Irish Indian.
More and more people today are buying Kickapoo Logan original oil
paintings, because they want to enjoy:
* the bold stokes of his seascapes,
* the grandeur of his mountain scenes,
* the warm colors of his desert scapes,
* the "traquil moods" of his rural scenes,
* and the native beauty of his American Indian Paintings.
The Los Angeles Times said, "kickapoo's Life Is Art". His
colorful and robust career spells creativity - A Naval Commander,
coach, and trainer at West Point, Pittsburg, George Washington and
Kansas Universities and the Boston Red Sox. Author, lecturer, singer,
and manufacturer of athletic and surgical products.
He sold his factory to paint eight hours a day. Robert A. Schroeder
president of the Missouri Bar Foundation said "Kickapoo You are in the
class of the great Robert Wood" Mr. Schroeder is an outstanding art
authority, and he and Mrs. Schroeder own one of the largest and finest
private art collections in the USA. This includes five Kickapoos.
Kickapoo recently  was elected to the National Hall of Fame for
athletic trainers. Most recently the US Navy commissioned Kickapoo tp
new surface and sub surface equipment. The paintings will then be on
tour through the USA.
An ever increasing majority of commissions for Kickapoos's paintings
are coming in, in the form of mail orders. Kickapoo extends to
you a invitation to stop in and "browse" among his paintings on display
in his Palm Springs California Studio - by appointment.
"Kickapoo" Logan distinguished American Artist, presented President
Richard Nixon an oil seascape, at the White House in October
1969. Mr. Nixon then requested one of Kickapoo's "desert scapes"
for his San Clemente White House West.
Kickapoo's paintings are on display across the length and breadth of the country:
* Salmagundi Art Club, New York City, N.Y.
* Old World Gallery, Kansas City, Mo.
* The Eisenhower Collection, Eisenhower Museum, Abilene, Kansas.
* Gallery "G", Wichita, Kansas.
* The Collection of the Fine Arts Museum, Kansas Univ., Kansas.
* Civic Art Gallery, Topeka, Kansas.
* Blue Door Gallery, Taos, New Mexico.
* Trailside Gallery, Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
* Southwest Gallery, Palm Desert, California.
* Julie Gregory Gallery, Laguna Beach, California.
* Showcase 21, Los Angeles, California.
* Davis Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii.
* and numerous outstanding private collections.
The American Institude of Fine Arts awarded Kickapoo their medal,
honoring his artistic ability. His recognition is so widespread, that
he is in demand as: Show Judge, Workshop Instructor, and as
entertaining personality at his "one-man shows".
Kickapoo Logan's Studio was located at: 19 Carmel Dr. Palm Springs, California.
He later relocated his studio to: 1175 San Lucas Road, Palm Springs, California.
- From a two-sided folded flyer that included color pictures of his
paintings, a photo of Kickapoo, and a photo of Kickapoo presenting a
painting To President Nixon.
Palm Springs Life
January 1970, Volume XII, Number 5
pg. 26 Close-up: Profiles Of Kickapoo Logan, King Wong
And Benson Littman
Roland "Kickapoo" Logan, the founder, editor and publisher of the Athletic Training News
from 1949 to
1958, started his athletic training career in 1930 at the University of
Kansas. He later held the head athletic trainer position for George
Washington, Pittsburgh, West Point, North Carolina, Navy, Pasadena
College and the Boston Red Sox. Logan has invented and developed
more than 20 athletic products designed to prevent injuries
and lectured at approximately 400 clinics during his 40-year athletic
The following is an interesting article about the Logan brothers. Note
both Roland and Gene [Adams] Logan. It is not known whether brother
Woodrow was also an artist.
Leavenworth Times, Feb. 15, 1942
Local Boys Essential To Navy War Effort.
Three brothers visited The Times office the other day, all of them
athletes and all of them vitally concerned with the nation's war
effort. The names of these men are not hard to guess, considering
their "family feats" on the local athletic fields. They were Lieutenant
Roland Logan of the United States Navy and his two brothers; Woodrow
Roland Logan has been interested in the Navy for several years and now
is head trainer at the naval preflight school at Chapel Hill, N. C.;
Gene, who graduated from Leavenworth Senior high school in 1940, and
who has been an assistant trainer for the Navy at Tulsa, Okla., will
accompany his older brother to Chapel Hill to become assistant trainer
Woodrow, who graduated from Leavenworth Senior high in 1930, will go to
Iowa City, Ia., to become an assistant coach at the naval preflight
school there. Roland is the only brother actually in the service of the
Navy, the other brothers are working as civil service employees for the Navy department.
The three brothers were top athletes at Leavenworth high; Roland was
halfback on the football team coached by Clifford Shankland before
graduating in 1926. He was also captain of Leavenworth's Northeast
Kansas conference cagers. He established many good playing records while on this squad.
Woodrow Logan, call of '30, won fame for the Logan family in athletics
while playing for the Blue and White under Coach Vernon Tinkler in 1929
in a game against St. Joe Benton, Logan overtook a Benton player before
he could score to win the game for Leavenworth 6-0. Woodrow was
interested in other sports offered at the school also.
Last and far from least of the brothers is Gene, who graduated in 1940,
and remembered well by younger sports fans. Gene played left tackle for
the Pioneers under Coach Wally Forsberg and was a great track and field
man; establishing many records in the shotput and weights.
Lieutenant Logan explained the navy's athletic program as "the biggest
thing that has ever hit the sports world. The naval officer went
explain. "The Navy gives the men training in mathematics and physics as
well as body-building and strengthening exercises. The Navy
instills in the man the will to tight the enemy through the aid of
our sports program." He explained that this training could be of great
use to the athlete after he leaves the service.
The three men were staying with their father, Frank Logan, 229 Ottawa,
until they left for their destinations for national defense.
- Source: the collections at the Leavenworth County Historical Society and
Museum. Reprinted with permission from The Leavenworth County
Historical Society and Museum and the Leavenworth Times. Donated by Debra Graden.
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