Born in Wapello, IA on Feb. 18, 1913. Keck settled in Los Angeles in 1920. At the local City College, he won a scholarship to Chouinard Art Institute. He was employed as a background artist at Columbia Pictures before being drafted into the Army in 1942. After his discharge, he earned a master's degree from UCLA. He taught art at Hollywood Art Center until 1954 and then taught at Lincoln and Garfield High Schools until 1982. Keck died in Los Angeles in 2003. His scene paintings exemplify the California Style and show the influence of his teachers Millard Sheets and Phil Dike. Exh: Calif. WC Society, 1940-51; Laguna Beach AA, 1941-48.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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