Artist of the moment……Michael Kessler

 

 

Michael Kessler is an American mixed media artist renown for his abstract and landscape paintings. Michael Kessler was born in Hanover, Pennsylvania in the year 1954.

Kessler studied at Kutztown University located in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. Whilst in college he also studied at the Whitney Museum of Art located in New York City.

After college he took a job as a bus driver to pay the bills while he toned up his art muscles by painting as much as he could.

In this clip from 2011 we visit the studio of Michael Kessler in Sante Fe, New Mexico:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Below we visit a wonderful exhibition and brief interview with the artist:

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://www.michaelkessler.com/

It has been great to watch the evolution of this artist from the earlier part of his career where he painted landscapes, to his wonderful mixed media abstract pieces he creates now.

Although he seldom paints landscapes the artist has retained his landscape color palette. In this style of abstraction and realism I compare him to the painter Richard Diebenkorn.

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