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Albert von Keller, 1844-1920

Nationality: Swiss
Date of Birth: 1844.04.27
Place of Birth: Gais
Date of Death: 1920.07.14
Place of Death: Munich

Identity:

Albert von Keller was a Swiss born portrait, genre and history painter.

Life:

He studied at the Munich Akademie of Fine Arts in 1866 and later with Ludwig von Hagn (1819-98) and Arthur von Ramberg (1819-75). Under their influence he became interested in the decorative qualities of colour. This he combined with a concern for Impressionist technique and plein-air painting to evolve his aesthetic principles.

He was a founder of the Munich Secession in 1892 and later in the 1890s was involved in the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers when JW was President.

Bibliography:

Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, Paris, 1960; ttp://www.getty.edu/research (accessed 2003); Grove Dictionary of Art Online, http://www.groveart.com (accessed 6 August 2004).