An exploration of works by three generations of British artists spanning a century of paintings, drawings and watercolors: a glimpse into the rare craft of art-making.
Tobias Keene grew up with the smell of turpentine. His father and grandfather were both artists, so when it came time to choosing a profession, it was readily mapped out for him. He chose to be a painter, something that is rare in a time of the decline of painting. Click here to learn more about Tobias Keene on YouTube.
For five hundred years after the Renaissance the most complex and personally expressive works of art ever produced in the world were executed in paint – tempera, oil and acrylic. Painters were artisans. Painters were craftsmen and like the crafts of sewing, tailoring, masonry, basketry and carpentry, there has always been a deep admiration of beauty and a veneration for art. And like the craftsmen, the skill of painting is taught and or passed on. These tools express the soul.
This exhibit offers an unique insight and view into the craft of painting and drawing passed on from one generation to another, starting with the works of "Van Art" Keene featuring WWII propaganda posters and the advertising world of post war Britain , to the refined and delicate watercolors and drawings of Arthur Keene, to the bold and atmospheric large pieces of Tobias Keene. The work cues the senses through the subtleties and fine gradations of blended color used in oil paintings and the technical proficiency and accuracy of a line of drawing.
This collection of works by the three Keenes will be seen for the first time at The Trout Museum of Art.
Funding for this exhibition has been generously provided by The Schonfeld Family
with additional support provided by Coalesce Marketing & Design
The Trout Museum of Art
Fox Cities Building for the Arts
111 W. College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54911
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