“Joseph Keiffer is a realist painter who credits the artists of the Hudson River School for his inspiration, yet, his sensibilities are completely modern,” says Courthouse Gallery (Ellsworth, Maine), which is hosting an exhibition of the artist’s oil paintings.
“Keiffer takes the viewer from brilliant sunlight to twilight, from panoramic vista to cozy interior, and from plastic pots brimming with splashy annuals to towering stacks of tipsy tin cups.”
He studied at the New York Studio School and graduated from Brandeis University with degrees in philosophy and art history. Following a year at Sotheby’s “Works of Art” course, Keiffer was employed by Sotheby’s as a cataloguer and appraiser of paintings, and after six years there, and three years at Doyle Galleries, he became a private art dealer and president of a nonprofit art foundation.
In his thirties, Keiffer began painting full-time. His work is in numerous national and international collections. Keiffer, who lives in New York City, finds inspiration for his painting by spending time in downeast Maine and the Catskills, NY.
“Joseph Keiffer: Places Remembered” is on view at Courthouse Gallery August 15 through September 15, 2018. For more information, please visit www.courthousegallery.com.