Color-Me-Jayhawk Coloring Book

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Color-Me-Jayhawk Coloring Book

By:  George Knotts

This coloring book is perfect for  KU fans of all ages. 

Each line art page was created by George Knotts, featuring Big Jay doing all sorts of activities from flying across campus, playing sports or going to vote. 

Pictures to color on both side of each page, great for crayons or colored pencils.

Paperback;  32 pages

About the Artist

George Knotts (1931-2018) carved the first known freestanding stone sculpture of the Jayhawk in 1953 when he was an art student at the University of Kansas under the tutelage of master artist Elden Tefft, head of the Sculpture Department at the University of Kansas.

Chancellor Franklin D. Murphy purchased the hand-polished limestone statue and placed it on permanent exhibit in the Kansas Union later that year. 

The statue is still displayed in the Kansas Union, located at the south end of level two, along with many other pieces by Knotts, like his small bronze mischievous Jayhawk paperweight. It has a smile on one side of it's beak and a frown on the other. 

He was a prominent Jayhawk artist, with fans enjoying his creations for over six decades.  It is likely he had more original copyrighted Jayhawk designs than any other Jayhawk artist.

Knotts taught art at East High in Des Moines, IA, served as the Director of the Graphic Arts Center at Oklahoma State University, and a graphic artist in Independence, MO.

Knotts would return to KU for some home football games and special occasions, like commencements. Then some lucky KU fans could sometimes find him set up in the Union or elsewhere on campus creating his artwork.

Knotts’ last visit to the Union was for the Sunflower Game on October 28, 2017.

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