Arthur Ignatius Keller (1866-1924)
Arthur Ignatius Keller (1866-1924). c.1915 gouache on illustration board measures a big 21.5 x 24.5 inches; 26 x 29 inches framed. Excellent condition with no damage or restoration. Signed lower left.
Birth place: NYC
Death place: Riverdale, NY
Addresses: NYC/Cragsmoor, NY
Profession: Illustrator, painter
Studied: NAD, with Wilmarth & Ward, 1883; Loefftz in Munich, 1886-90.
Exhibited: NAD, 1887-97 (6 annuals); PAFA Ann., 1888-89, 1893-98, 1902; Boston AC, 1894, 1896, 1898, 1902, 1904; AIC; AC Phila. 1899 (gold); Paris Expo, 1900 (medal); Pan-Am. Expo, Buffalo, 1901 (medal); AWCS, 1902 (prize); St. Louis Expo, 1904 (gold); SC, 1914 (prize); Pan-Pacific Expo, San Francisco, 1915 (gold).
Member: AWCS; NYWCC; AI Graphic Artists; NAC; SI, 1901; SC, 1900; GFLA; League of AS.
Work: Munich Acad.
Comments: Keller began as a lithographer, studied in Europe and returned c.1890 to NYC as a painter in oil and watercolor. When his painting proved unprofitable, he turned to illustration. Auth./illustr.: The Virginian; The Right Way, Irving’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow,other books.