The following information was submitted by Michael P. Walker:
His body of work includes paintings in pastel and oil, as well as murals and most importently, photographs.
Kesslere was a graduate of Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, and one of the last students of William Merritt Chase. After graduation, he opened a portrait studio in Syracuse, practicing photography as well as painting, including the collaboration on several mural projects. Asked to become an art editor for the periodical The Debutante, he moved to New York in 1921, closing the Syracuse studio in 1922. By the time The Debutante folded, his reputation as a talented photographer had been established, winning him a large clientel
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