ARTISTS

CONTEMPORARY

Peter Brooke
Michael Canning
Lynne Clibanoff
Amze Emmons
Steven Ford
David Kelso
David Shapiro
Rachel Selekman
Donald Teskey
Shelley Thorstensen
Cheryl Warrick
New Artists

MODERN

Fred Becker
Morris Blackburn
Stanley William Hayter
Paul Keene
Thomas Lias
Helen Phillips
Judith Rothschild
Benton M. Spruance
Dox Thrash

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Paul Keene

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Born 1920 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Keene made his first prints in 1939 with the National Youth Administration in, a work study program of the WPA. He also studied at the Philadelphia Museum of School of Art with Robert Riggs and enlisted in the army in 1941, serving in the Air Corp in several bases, including Tuskegee. He received his BFA in 1947 from and an MFA in 1948 from the Tyler School of Fine Art, Philadelphia. With GI Bill funds he studied at the Academie Julian in Paris, and later became part of the expatriate collective, Gallery Huit. He exhibited with Picasso and Leger at the Salon de Mai, Paris. 1951 & 53 John Hay Whitney Fellowships allowed him to direct courses at the Centre D'Art, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. From 1964 to 1968 he taught at the Philadelphia College of Art; from 1968 through 1985 at the Bucks County Community College. Keene died at hime in Warrington, PA 2009

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

The African American Museum in Philadelphia
Allentown Art Museum
Bowdoin College
The British Museum
Cleveland Museum of Art
Dallas Museum of Art
Delaware Museum of Art
David C Driskell Center, University of Maryland
Free Library of Philadelphia
Hampton University Museum
Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian Institution
LaSalle University Art Museum
Howard University
Michener Art Museum
Morgan State University
New York Public Library
Nigerian National Museum
Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State University
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Johnson C. Smith University Tucson Museum of Art
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
John Hay Whitney Collection
Woodmere Art Museum

SELECTED AWARDS

1998 George Beach Pioneer Award, University of the Arts, Philadelphia
1972 Art Education Alumni Award, Philadelphia College of Art
1964 Achievement Award, American Exhibiting Artists

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016 Haitian Spirits: Paul Keene in Haiti 1951-1953, LaSalle University Art Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2015 Five Decades: Black Artists in Philadelphia, 1925-1976, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2011 African American Art from the Permanent Collection, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, Pennsylvania
2008 In Search of Missing Masters, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia
2007 Impressions of the Shore, Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ
2005 Paul Keene: His Art and Legacy, The Michener Art, Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
2001 Senior Artists Initiative, Selected Works, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia
Fleisher in the 1930’s, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia
2000 An Exuberant Bounty: Prints and Drawings by African American Artists, Philadelphia Museum of Art: From West to Wyeth, Woodmere Art Museum
1998 Serial Images, Brandywine Workshop, solo, Philadelphia
1995 Urban Walls, Ryder College, solo, Lawrenceville, NJ
1991 Icons, Myths & Legends, traveling solo exhibition: African American Museum, Philadelphia, and The Michener Art, Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
1990 Van Der Zee Award, Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia
1988 Kenkeleba Gallery, New York
1985 Retrospective Exhibition, Bucks County Community College, Pennsylvania
1985 Retrospective Exhibition, Bucks County Community College, Pennsylvania
1984 Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA solo
1982 Second World Black & African Festival of Art & Culture, Lagos, Nigeria
1976 Bicentennial Black Pennsylvania Artist Show, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg
1971 Master Series Exhibition, Carnegie Library, Pittsburgh, PA Glassboro State College, NJ
1970 Retrospective Exhibition, Wells College, Aurora, NY
Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Annual
Montclair State College, NJ
1969 San Jose State College; LaSalle College Black Artist
1968 Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC solo, 1968-85
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Annual
1966 Philadelphia Art Alliance; Awarded Mural Commission, Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte NC
1965 Morgan State University, solo, Baltimore
1961 Lagos Museum, Nigeria; Roko Gallery, New York
1957 Philadelphia Art Alliance, solo
1953 Centre D'Art, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Annual
1952 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Annual
Dubin Gallery, solo Philadelphia
Colgate University, solo New York
1951 Salon d’Mai, Paris
1950 Salon D'Hiver XLII Expoition Musee des Beux-Arts De La Ville De La Paris
Galerie Huit, Paris
1948 Fifty-Seven Artists, The Pyramid Club, Philadelphia

PUBLICATIONS

Haitian Spirits- Paul Keene in Haiti, LaSalle University Art Museum (2016)
Represent: 200 Years of African American Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Paul Keene, His Art and Legacy, James A Michener Art Museum
In Search of Missing Masters, Woodmere Art Museum