(1875 - 1951)
Charles Keck was active/lived in New York / Italy. Charles Keck is known for portrait sculpture of notables, medallions, friezes.
Biography Charles Keck
Sculptor Charles Keck, 1875-1951, known for his portraits of famous people, was born in New York City, though he is associated with Henderson, Texas. His art education took place in New York City at the Art Students League*, and National Academy of Design*. He also studied for an extensive period at the American Academy in Rome*, and in Greece, Florence, and Paris. He was a student of Augustus St. Gaudens.
Keck created the frieze on the facade of the Bronx County Building in New York in 1933 under the auspices of the Depression-era Works Progress Administration (WPA).* His subjects are classical, Biblical and symbolic, including the West Facade frieze depiction of the Civil War surrender of General Lee to General G
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