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Mark Keller

 (20th century)
Mark Keller was active/lived in California.  Mark Keller is known for music genre, figure, illustrator.

Biography  
Mark Keller


Biography from the Archives of askART

The following is from www.kellerart.com/news/new_york.html

For Mark Keller, the road to becoming a successful painter has been, well, indirect.

Starting out as a working musician touring with a rock band at age eighteen, Mark has enjoyed several distinguished careers, including art director, illustrator, and commercial music producer.

Long before he became known as a fine artist, Mark created award-winning ads for Nocona Boots and Levi's Jeans.

He also illustrated posters for TWA and Sheraton Hotels, and he wrote music for hundreds of national television commercials directing such legendary artists as Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, Little Richard, Michael Jackson, and Johnny Cash.

Now as a painter, his work often reflects how much music has impacted his life. From smoke-filled tango bars in Buenos Aires to jazz clubs in Paris and street musicians in New York subways, his paintings convey an audible as well as a visual emotion.

With his wife and two children (all artists) Mark now divides his time between homes in Sausalito, CA and San Juan Island, WA.
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New Art International

Each year Book Art Press Ltd. of New York puts out a compendium of recent works by contemporary artists entitled New Art International. We are pleased to announce the first place winner of the art competition for the year 2002 is Mark Keller.
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The following is from www.sausalitoartfestival.org

After too many misspent years in the commercial music business, Mark Keller has now established himself as a serious player in the world of fine art, winning first place in the 2002 New Art International competition, completing four huge canvases for the new Redwood Park Restaurant in San Francisco, and painting the poster for the Sausalito Art Festival 50th Anniversary.


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