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Three Red Dogs with Apples By Daniel Patrick Kessler

 

Three Red Dogs
Three Red Dogs

 

About the Artist:

Daniel Patrick Kessler's artistic roots began in Catholic grammar school, where nuns gave him holy cards-bright, ornate depictions of religious scenes-which caught his eye and fired his imagination. After receiving a Bachelor's degree in Science from the University of Maryland, Kessler worked for several years in graphic arts and architectural design before turning to painting full time in 1991. Among his major influences are modern artists Joseph Cornell, Man Ray, Robert Rauschenberg, and Gregory Gillespie; the 17th century Dutch masters; and the Italian Renaissance painters.

Daniel Patrick Kessler

Today, Kessler's distinctive renderings of the Texas state flag, of a sheepish, brightly colored Red dog with an apple on it's head, known as William Tell's dog, and of 19th century Washington homes have become a staple of his oeuvre; as recognizable in their own way as Andy Warhol's soup cans or Matisse's cutouts. Kessler's architectural pieces include five commissioned Presidential commemorative paintings of The White House; and a folk art rendition of the White House used by President Clinton and the First Lady for a 1996 Christmas card. 

Kessler's work can be found in corporate and private collections internationally, and his reproductions are available worldwide. His work is also on display and available most weekends at the historic Eastern Market in Washington, D.C.

 

 

 

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Cowley, Abraham (1618-67), Eng. poet
Cowley, Abraham (1618-67), Eng. poet
 

"The first three men in the world were a gardener, a ploughman, and a graizer; and if any object that the second of these was a murderer, I desire him to consider that as soon as he was so, he quitted our profession, and turned builder."

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