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 Joseph W. Kehoe  (1890 - 1959)

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Lived/Active: Alaska/Oregon      Known for: sea-landscape, portrait and animal painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Joseph Kehoe
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1890 (Portland, Oregon)
 
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1959 (Portland, Oregon)

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Alaska/Oregon

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Joseph W. Kehoe was born in Portland Oregon in 1890.  He attended the University of Oregon school of law and became an attorney in Portland. 

In 1919, he moved to Alaska and practiced law in Juneau.  From 1924 to 1929 Kehoe was a United States commissioner at Ketichikan.  He also became a member of the territorial Legislature in 1933 as well as 1943. While in Alaska from 1933-1943 he was a U.S.District Attorney, Third Division. 

Other prominent positions include.Special Assistant U.S. Attorney General from 1943-1944; U.S. District Judge, second Division in Alaska from 1944 to 1951; and secretary of Alaska from 1951 to 1952.

Kehoe died in Portland Oregon 1959.
 
Information provided by Art Of The North, Wayne James.


Biography from American Eagle Fine Art:
Joseph W. Kehoe was born in Portland Oregon in 1890. He attended the University of Oregon school of law and became an attorney in Portland. He also studied art in France, Washington D.C., Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington. He taught art in both Alaska and Oregon.

In 1919, he moved to Alaska and practiced law in Juneau. From 1924 to 1929 Kehoe was a United States Commissioner at Ketichikan and was a member of the Alaska Territorial Legislature in 1933 and in 1943.

Known primarily as a watercolorist he painted landscapes of Alaska, as well as the wildlife of the Northwest and far Northern regions.

Kehoe is listed as among top eight Alaskan artists, along with Eustace Ziegler, Sidney Lawrence, Harvey Goodale, Ellen Henne, etc. and is written about in, Painting in the North: Alaskan Art in the Anchorage Museum 1993, by Kesler E. Woodward

Kehoe died in Portland Oregon 1959.

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