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“Forge of Vulcan,” oil on linen, 36 x 44, $5,800

"Magical Mythologies: Reinventing Myth and Other Allegorical Works 

 October- November, 2020

Mythology and allegory in Brian Keeler's work represents a continuation of timeless themes that artists from antiquity to the present have been exploring and reinventing.  Whether on ancient Greek vases or upon the canvases of Apelles of Kos or the depictions of Mars and Vulcan by Velazquez in the Baroque era, these myths have proven to be a deep resource for artistic expression.   Over his career Brian Keeler has taken inspiration from Bernini, Carpeaux, Caravaggio and others and  from the literary sources to make personal and contemporary interpretations of Greco-Roman Myth.

En Plein Air Workshops with Brian Keeler 
Resume May 2021


Keeler’s work has won wide acclaim over the years. His paintings have been collected by many individuals, corporations, and museums. Two books have been illustrated by Keeler, one a children’s book and the other a treatise on a mystical theme. He also authored an art instructional book, Dramatic Color in the Landscape, published in 2014 by North Light Books.

Keeler has won many prestigious prizes over his career and his work has been featured in a career retrospective in 2018 at the Roberson Museum in Binghamton, New York.

Learn more about Brian Keeler and his work on Youtube and Facebook or at the North Star Art Gallery website.

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email:   743 Snyder Hill Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850,  607-323-7684

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