ARTIST: Roy Chester Keister (Illinois, Ohio, Texas, California, 1886 - 1983)
NAME: Country Pond Landscape
MEDIUM: oil on canvas.
CONDITION: Excellent. No visible inpaint under UV light. Wear to frame.
SIGHT SIZE: 20 x 16 inches / 50 x 40 cm
FRAME SIZE: 25 x 21 inches / 63 x 53 cm
SIGNED: Lower right
CATEGORY: antique vintage painting
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Roy Chester Keister (Illinois, Ohio, Texas, California, 1886 - 1983)
â€œRoy Keister was born in Ohio, and his art education began on the farm where he was raised and continued throughout his school days. When he reached maturity he decided he would become a commercial artist in order to earn his bread and butter and be able to continue his study. This work took him to Canada, then Chicago, where he was connected with some of the leading advertising firms of the country.
During this period all his spare time was spent in the country studying nature in all her various moods. Marrying early, his wife has been a great helpmate to him. While in Chicago he became President of the famous Palette and Chisel Club, also a member and exhibitor at the Art Institute.
His progress in portraiture commissions encouraged him to abandon commercial art and devote all his time to painting. In 1948 the Keisters moved to the Rio Grande Valley. Here he met with much success. The Keisters spend their vacations traveling through the U.S., Mexico and foreign lands. His gold medals, awards and other prizes are numerous.
He now maintains a studio at Weslaco, Texas, where he has painted many portraits of prominent people, and his Western scenes hang in many homes and galleries.â€ (from August 1959 LBAA cat.) Not mentioned is that he was active in Laguna and a member of the LBAA.