Roy Keister (1886-1983)
Roy Keister was born January 2, 1886 in Germantown, Ohio. His artistic training was primarily at the Art Institute of Chicago. His early painting career was apparently spent in Chicago and the Upper Midwest as his work was well known in the Arrowhead region of Minnesota.
He moved south to Texas in the late '30s or early 40's and established the Roy C. Keister School of Art following the war. He lived in California for some period during the 60's and 70's and died in Whitehouse, Texas in December of 1983.
Keister was a prolific calendar artist and illustrator, particularly of wildlife and hunting/fishing scenes. He also painted extensively throughout the Southwest, both in the landscape and genre categories. He received numerous awards and public commissions during his long career, including two international awards from the Madonna Festival at Los Angeles.
Roy Keister's work is displayed at Pasadena, San Diego, San Francisco, Laguna Beach, Sacramento, Palm Springs, California, Texas, New York, Chicago, and other parts of the world. He was a life member of Laguna Beach Art Association, past President of Palette and Chisel Academy, Chicago, etc
Country of Origin: U. S. A.
Title: "Shower Marino"
Size: 16" by 20". (It is unframed).
Signed: Lower left "Roy Keister '63"
Condition: Very Good.
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