About George Kravis
Born, Tulsa, Oklahoma
George purchased an RCA Victor 45-RPM record changer for $12.95, introduced in that year. This began George’s interest in design, and this piece is still in George’s collection.
Entered the University of Oklahoma.
George founded KRAV FM and became one of the youngest people in the United States to own a radio station.
Purchased KFMJ radio station, which became KGTO.
George began to purchase graphic design for his offices.
Purchased Knox Camera, a prominent camera and processing store in Tulsa.
Tulsa Foundation for Architecture reissued the publication Tulsa Art Deco.
The Kravis Summer Arts Camp was founded. This camp now provides two-week art courses for elementary, middle, and high school students.
George Kravis co-founded Circle Cinema Foundation in Tulsa to show art films from around the world.
The Kravis Discovery Center opened at the Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa.
Industrial design collection began in earnest with his association with David Hanks.
Received the Oklahoma Governor’s Arts Award for his leadership and significant contribution to the arts.
Listed no. 36 in Art + Auction magazine’s 100 most influential people in the art world.
The Stamps of Approval exhibition was presented at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
George established the Kravis Design Center to store and care for his collection and further his educational goals.
Loans from the Kravis Collection were included in the exhibition Norman Bel Geddes: I Have Seen the Future at the Museum of the City of New York.
100 Designs for a Modern World was published by Skira Rizzoli, New York.
Energizing the Everyday: Gifts from the George R. Kravis II Collection opened at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.